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TCDS is a Charitable Community Benefit Society run by its Members
Totnes Community Development Society recognises the potential that multiple asset development and management within a not for profit community organisation offers for long term viability and sustainability of both the assets and the services/activities offered within the assets.
The Society believes that there is a greater opportunity for the assets themselves to be better sustained as a consequence of being able to cross subsidise across the multiple asset base. Practically using surpluses generated through the management of one asset to subsidise work in another.
In this way the Society also believes that multiple asset development and management within a not for profit community organisation can collectively sustain and support critical service provision that meets local need. Practically by being able to hold rent or hire charges or by providing free space (where appropriate to do so) to support services under threat of closure due to lack of finances.
The Society recognises that its role is not one of activity and service delivery but supporting others to deliver services and activities from within the space it manages; buildings and spaces which are collectively owned by the local community.
It has always been the intention of the Society to develop a multiple asset base, but in the current political and economic circumstances, it is felt more important to fully focus the effort of the Society on this aim.
Trustees of the King Edward VI College Site Foundation took the decision on the 17th March 2020 to close the Mansion so as to reduce the risks of transmission of Covid-19. With the national lockdown following shortly after, the Mansion has remained closed with the sole exception of the Daisy and Rainbow Childcare Nursery.read more
Members of Totnes Community Development Society have been invited to 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Totnes Community Development Society on Monday 29th June at 7pm.
This meeting will be held online and members wishing to attend must register to receive access to the meeting.read more
The Directors of Totnes Community Development Society seeking to recruit a Facilities Support Worker to support the maintenance of community buildings in Totnes.read more