Development Trusts are community based organisations that operate as community or social enterprises.

They are engaged in trading, growing local enterprise and services, securing and managing community assests.

Development trusts are:-

  • community based
  • cultivating enterprise
  • building local assets
  • securing community prosperity
  • building sustainable communities


In this section you can find out more about development trusts and our DTA Wales Membership criteria

What is a Development Trust?

Why a Development Trust?

Criteria for a Development Trust

Creating a Development Trust