The Loch Lomond and The Trossachs Countryside Trust is a registered Scottish charity and a company limited by guarantee. It was set up in April 2012, initially as a partnership between Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park Authority, Forestry Commission Scotland and Scottish Natural Heritage with the aim of being an effective mechanism to conserve and improve the landscape and ecology of the National Park and to enhance the visitor experience of its countryside. It supports and adds value to the work of public, private, voluntary and community organisations within the Park.
Our intended outcomes are:
- That important habitats are brought into favourable condition
- That opportunities for recreation, access and active travel are increased
- That invasive species are reduced
- That people experience improved quality of life
- That collaboration enables larger and better connected actions on the ground
Using a collaborative approach we aim to attract significant grant funds such as Scottish Rural Development Contracts or Lottery funding. The Countryside Trust has already secured substantial project funds and we are confident that we will have similar successes over the next few years.
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs Countryside Trust partners:
We have received funding for our projects from:
Paths for All (Walking for Health and Smarter Choices, Smarter Places), Forestry Commission Scotland, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park Authority, the Energy Saving Trust (eBike Grant Fund), the Voluntary Action Fund (Volunteer Support Fund) and Forth Environment Link.
We have also recently recieved contributions from the ScottishPower Foundation, Scottish Water and have been supported by players of the Peoples Postcode Lottery through the Postcode Local Trust. We are thankful for contributions from NHS Scotland, The Brown Forbes Memorial Trust, The Garfield Weston Foundation, Sustrans, Tactran and Forth Valley and Lomond LEADER.