Rhynie Community Facilities Development Charitable Trust
"to conserve and regenerate the Community of Rhynie for the benefit of its members and the wider public"


Rhynie square and Tap O Noth

RCT is short for RHYNIE CHARITABLE TRUST – and, since its full name is the Rhynie Community Facilities Development Charitable Trust Ltd, it’s probably better to stick to the short version.

As the “Ltd” on the end suggests, RCT is already a Company, although it is a "company limited by guarantee" so does not have to display the Ltd.  Amongst other things, because it is set up as a company, it has access to funding from outside the community e.g. from the Lottery as well as other charities and local and national Government.

RCT aims to be the overall structure which will coordinate the Community’s efforts to raise funds as well as to develop and manage initiatives, projects and programmes. These efforts will be in cooperation with individuals and organisations in the Community, as well as the wider public or private sector, which are capable of assisting RCT to achieve its objectives. You will see that RCT is a Charity as well as a company which gives it some advantages over non Charities.

The outline Charitable Objectives of the Company are to:

- “...plan and encourage measures that will be of recreational, social, educational and/or environmental benefit to the Community and the public generally...”

Thus RCT plans to be the focal point for, and manager of, funding for locally initiated voluntary group activities, social enterprises, community businesses etc.

We have closed our JustGiving donations account as we were not able to make best use of its facilities. The 'Donations' page and any links to the account have been removed.


Download list of current RCT Projects

News and notices

Community Action Plan survey (9:45 AM, 17/08/2022)

We are planning to establish a Community Action Plan for Rhynie and need to carry out a survey of residents. The survey questionnaire can be downloaded here.

RCT 100 Club (8:32 PM, 11/02/2022)

The RCT 100 Club has, sadly, been discontinued due to Colin Neesom moving from the village. Collection of subscriptions have now ceased and those members who paid by Direct Debit should  cancel these. We thank Colin for his stirling efforts with the Club and wish him well in his new home.

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AGM 2021 (11:38 AM, 19/09/2021)

The Annual General Meeting for 2021 will take place on Sunday 10 October 2021 in No.14 The Square, Rhynie.

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100 Club membership full (10:56 AM, 21/02/2020)

As of January 2020 the membership of the RCT 100 Club is now full at 100 members. We congratulate Colin Neesom for his stirling efforts in the running of the Club.  We will be maintaining a waiting list if anyone would like to join. Prospective members should contact Colin at 01464 861004.

AGM 2019 (12:57 PM, 13/12/2019)

The AGM for 2019 was held on 8 December 2019 in No.14 The Square. It was preceded by a presentation of a study of the Pictish Stones in the village.

Following the issue of the consultant's report we will be continuing this project to consider the protection of the Pictish symbol stones in The Square. We are also hopeful that it could include the return of Rhynie Man to the village.

100 Club membership for Christmas (12:34 PM, 05/11/2018)

How would you like to get something a little different for your husband / wife for Christmas this year? A number in the monthly RCT 100 club will cost you five pounds per month, or if better sixty pounds a year!.

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AGM 2018 (3:38 PM, 23/08/2018)

The Annual General Meeting 2018 will be held on Sunday 16 September 2018 at 19:00hrs in Fourteen, The Square, Rhynie.

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