WESTERN ISLES DEVELOPMENT TRUST
The Western Isles Development Trust (WIDT) is a company limited by guarantee (and registered charity) with membership open to residents of the Western Isles.
WIDT was established as a body to secure funding from renewable energy projects and to use these funds to support community organisations in the area.
The WIDT Board of Directors currently has 20 positions, 8 of which are filled by individuals elected from the membership with the other positions consisting of representatives from certain community bodies.
The Board administers the Company and has set up funds that invite applications from community bodies for financial support. The Board meets regularly (typically at the end of each month) to take decisions on the running of the company and on applications for funding.