Members Survey 2015: Key Findings
160 surveys returned – 73% return rate
Information for further 60 organisations gleaned from desk-top research.
Total of 43,588 people are currently members of their local development trust.
Average membership 198
Total of 2,002 people are currently serving on boards of development trusts
Average of 9 directors per board
Total of 558 full-time staff and 192 part-time staff employed
Total number of 751 people employed
Development trusts reported a total of 6,410 volunteers (discounting Board members)
Average of 29 volunteers per development trust
The estimated number of volunteer time is 541, 122 hours
At the Living Wage, this equates to a contribution worth £3,896,078
Adding in board member hours (again at Living Wage) takes this figure to £4,184,366
Aggregated reported turnover – £50.3 million
Of which, self-generated or trading income accounts for
Self-generated or trading income represents 42% of turnover.
The combined value of volunteer hours and self-generated income suggests that communities directly contribute over £25 million towards regeneration activity in Scotland.
Aggregate value of development trust assets is £89.4 million
Miscellaneous (equipment & plant, vehicles, pontoons, etc)