Development Trust

Many thanks to everyone who came to our AGM and open afternoon on 3rd December 2018. The day included:

  • Displays and the chance to learn more about existing projects…
  • Finding out about proposals for the future…
  • Providing feedback and having your say on future activities...
  • Election of Trustees for the coming year…
  • How you can become more involved...
  • Light refreshments and a chance to discuss your ideas for Sanday with directors and staff of the Development Trust

AGM poster
All members received an AGM pack in the post. Non-member households can download a copy of the Annual Review from the links below as well as the full AGM pack.

AGM invite (including invite, agenda and Minutes of the last AGM)
Director Nomination form (please note that a membership form should also be completed if not already a member) 
Annual Review (as posted out)

Paper copies of the full financial statements are available from the office on 600359.

Meeting Dates

Trust meetings take place approximately every 4 weeks at Heilsa Fjold - normally on a Monday night - and commence at 7.30pm.  Check out the events page for the dates of upcoming meetings or see the Sanday Sound.

What we do

The Sanday Development Trust was formed in 2004 as a company limited by guarantee and a registered charity. Our Memorandum and Articles of Association set out the official aims and powers of the Trust, which is summarised in our mission statement...

The main objectives of the Sanday Development Trust is to create an economically prosperous, sustainable community that is connected to the wider world, but to remain a safe, unspoilt environment where people are proud to live, able to work, to bring up and educate their children, to fulfil their own hopes and ambitions, and to grow old gracefully, enjoying the quality of life that is second to none.

From humble beginnings, the Trust has grown through a number of initiatives, and now successfully delivers various projects including a Youth and Community centre, the Reuse Centre, Sanday Heritage Centre, a Ranger service and adult education opportunities.


The Trust is a membership-based organisation. Anyone can become a member of the Trust if their main residence is in Sanday and are aged 16 years or above.  If you would like to support the Trust in its work, please become a member - there is no charge to join and all you need to do is complete and return a membership form.

By becoming a member, not only do you enable the Trust to demonstrate that it has public support for its activities but you are also entitled to vote on decisions and to stand as a director of the board.


The Trust is very grateful for the financial support it receives from other organisations. This support enables us to continue to develop and deliver services and projects that benefit our community. For more details, please see individual project pages.