About F&BV CDT

Community Development Trusts are enterprises created by communities to enable long term sustainable development in their area.

Our vision for the Fauldhouse and Breich Valley is for clean, attractive and healthy villages with excellent transport links that are a model for thriving locally led sustainable regeneration; places where people of all ages, abilities and circumstances are happy and informed, with their own part to play in the economic, environmental and social life of their villages and the surrounding countryside.

Photograph of the front of FCDT's building, The Hub
Fauldhouse and Breich Valley Community Development Trust, The Hub, 10 Main Street, Fauldhouse

What is the Fauldhouse and Breich Valley Community Development Trust (F&BV CDT)?

F&BV CDT is a organisation set up by residents who want to see the best for their home villages.

The aim is to secure resources and assets and catalyse projects for the benefit of all residents.

There are hundreds of Community Development Trusts across Scotland and the UK, and we are a member of the umbrella organisation – Development Trust Association Scotland.

We are a registered charity and also now a full member of Social Enterprise Scotland. We are pleased to say we are a Scottish Living Wage Employer.

Our key objectives are to:

  • Address the social, economic, environmental, physical needs, issues, concerns and aspirations of our communities (Fauldhouse and the Breich Valley).
  • Relieve poverty, in particular fuel poverty and food insecurity, among the communities of Fauldhouse and the Breich Valley.
  • Advance education and, in particular, to promote opportunities for learning and skills development.
  • Promote training with reference to skills which will assist the participants in obtaining paid employment.
  • Promote and protect the wellbeing, recreation and physical health of our communities and to assist in the relief of ill health and in the provision of health education.
  • Promote, establish, operate and support other schemes and projects of a charitable nature for the benefit of the community in Fauldhouse.

In general, F&BV CDT aims to:

  • Contribute to the regeneration of Fauldhouse and the Breich Valley
  • Initiate and participate in projects tackling the economic, social, environmental and cultural needs of our community
  • Work on projects that complement existing provision in Fauldhouse and the Breich Valley
  • Be independent but work in partnership with other private, public and voluntary sector organisations
  • Be owned and managed by the local community
  • Generate income through trading activity that enables us to move away from dependency on grant support
  • Re-invest income generated into the organisation and the community

Who is involved?

F&BV CDT has a membership of approximately 250 people who live or work in Fauldhouse and the Breich Valley.

We are governed by a voluntary Board of Directors who are all local residents.

The Trust currently has eight staff members – F&BV CDT Chief Executive Officer, Eastfield Development Centre Manager, Communications Coordinator, Fauldhouse & Breich Valley Timebank Coordinator, Community Development Worker: Anti Poverty and Community Capacity Building, Office Manager and The Hub and Eastfield Development Centre Cleaners.

We also have a number of volunteers who regularly work with F&BV CDT projects.

This organisation is what you make it so please get involved!

The F&BV CDT is a Registered Company: SC0313776 and a Registered Charity: SC038616

Coming up

Aug
2
Mon
2021
10:00 am Neil’s Hugs Foundation @ The Hub, Benhar Community Room
Neil’s Hugs Foundation @ The Hub, Benhar Community Room
Aug 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Neil's Hugs Foundation @ The Hub, Benhar Community Room
Support group who have lost someone to suicide. No appointments, just turn up, kettle will be on! £2 donation for refreshments. The Hub are asking all individuals in the groups to continue to donate, if[...]
1:00 pm Fauldhouse Art Group @ The Hub, Behar Community Room
Fauldhouse Art Group @ The Hub, Behar Community Room
Aug 2 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Fauldhouse Art Group @ The Hub, Behar Community Room
We are asking all individuals in the groups to continue to donate, if they are able, £2 per person which helps go toward room costs, tea/coffee and biscuits. We also ask you please bring your[...]
Aug
3
Tue
2021
2:00 pm OPAL Kitchen @ Zoom
OPAL Kitchen @ Zoom
Aug 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
OPAL Kitchen @ Zoom
OPAL Kitchen is a chance to get together, learn something new to cook and have some fun along the way. Some of the recipes we’ll be trying this summer include BBQ favourites, vegetarian and vegan[...]
2:00 pm OPAL Voices @ Zoom
OPAL Voices @ Zoom
Aug 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
OPAL Voices @ Zoom
Our OPAL Voices group sing songs from favourite musicals as well as from iconic singers and bands. Sing the blues away!.
Aug
4
Wed
2021
10:00 am Sewing with Sandra @ Benhar Community Room, The Hub
Sewing with Sandra @ Benhar Community Room, The Hub
Aug 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sewing with Sandra @ Benhar Community Room, The Hub
We are asking all individuals in the groups to continue to donate, if they are able, £2 per person which helps go toward room costs, tea/coffee and biscuits. We also ask you please bring your[...]
10:30 am Eastfield Tots @ Eastfield Development Centre
Eastfield Tots @ Eastfield Development Centre
Aug 4 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Eastfield Tots @ Eastfield Development Centre
A new Parent baby/toddler group (Eastfield Tots) will be starting on Wednesdays, 10.30am until 12noon. The group will be set up with seating area for adults in twos, a baby area, toddler activity area and[...]
1:00 pm Take a Break Craft Group @ Behar Community Room, The Hub
Take a Break Craft Group @ Behar Community Room, The Hub
Aug 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Take a Break Craft Group @ Behar Community Room, The Hub
We are asking all individuals in the groups to continue to donate, if they are able, £2 per person which helps go toward room costs, tea/coffee and biscuits. We also ask you please bring your[...]
2:00 pm Zoom Room @ Zoom
Zoom Room @ Zoom
Aug 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Zoom Room @ Zoom
A fun way to spend an hour with quizzes, games, entertainment, seated exercise and chat. Summer highlights include armchair travel to Hawaii, a seated ceilidh, a sing-along ‘name that tune’ with Sandy, and some laughter[...]
7:00 pm Yoga taster session @ Eastfield Development Centre
Yoga taster session @ Eastfield Development Centre
Aug 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Yoga taster session @ Eastfield Development Centre
Aug
5
Thu
2021
1:00 pm Stronger Together Group @ Benhar Community Room, The Hub
Stronger Together Group @ Benhar Community Room, The Hub
Aug 5 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Stronger Together Group @ Benhar Community Room, The Hub
We are asking all individuals in the groups to continue to donate, if they are able, £2 per person which helps go toward room costs, tea/coffee and biscuits. We also ask you please bring your[...]
2:00 pm Musical Memories @ Zoom
Musical Memories @ Zoom
Aug 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Musical Memories @ Zoom
This dementia friendly group enjoys music and film from the good old days. In addition, the fabulous Gary Copland will be entertaining us. We’ll also have a special performance to mark the anniversary of the[...]
Aug
6
Fri
2021
12:00 pm Eastfield Community Larder @ Eastfield Development Centre
Eastfield Community Larder @ Eastfield Development Centre
Aug 6 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Eastfield Community Larder @ Eastfield Development Centre
On Fridays EDC will be open for The Community Food Larder from 12-2pm. If you need help with food then please get in touch. (Please note that a membership scheme will be running from February[...]

Get In Touch

  Address: The Hub, 10 Main Street, Fauldhouse, EH47 9HX

  Phone: 01501 773 699

  Web: www.fauldhouse.org.uk