The DTA promotes the work of development trusts, advocates on their behalf by commenting on and contributing to public policy developments, briefing and lobbying central and local government, and liasing with a wide range of organisations at regional, national and European level.
DTA Scotland aims to have a successful development trust in every community that wants one. To achieve this DTA Scotland will address itself to four key tasks:
1) To encourage mutual support among development trusts in Scotland by creating opportunities for those who either work for or manage the work of development trusts, to network with each other in order to share ideas and experiences and to learn from one another.
2) To support the formation of new development trusts throughout Scotland.
3) To promote and represent the interests of development trusts at all levels of local and central government and with the other UK associations, at European and international level.
4) To run its own organisation efficiently and to reflect the democratic wishes and aspirations of its member organisations.