Point and Sandwick Trust is governed by founding one founding principle; to promote the social, educational, cultural and environmental well-being of the people of the Western Isles with a focus on the communities of Point and Sandwick.
This is delivered through seven identified means to promote community well-being:
- Promoting community development, including rural regeneration, following principles of sustainable development*
- Providing assistance to people who are disadvantaged by reason of age, ill-health, disability, financial or other disadvantage;
- Promoting education, including all forms of training for work and life skills;
- Advancing the arts, culture and heritage, including support for the Gaelic arts and the protection of buildings and sites of architectural or historic importance;
- Providing and supporting recreational activities for the community, especially for disadvantaged or vulnerable groups, such as young people or the disabled;
- Protecting and enhancing the natural heritage and environment;
- Through the relief of poverty in such ways as may be thought fit.
*Where sustainable development means development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs