The North Yard Community Trust CIO has been set up as an independent organisation to manage £150,000 a year for 25 years on behalf of local people living in Barne Barton, Keyham, Kings Tamerton, St Budeaux and Weston Mill.

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2020-21 Meeting Dates

2020-21 Meeting Dates

The North Yard Community Trust Board meets on the third Tuesday of the month. From September meetings will be held every two months. September 2020: Application meeting on 15th September Applications and all associated documentation must be received by 12.00 on Friday...

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Trustee Vacancies

Trustee Vacancies

The Trust has two vacant Trustee positions on the Board; one to represent Weston Mill and one to represent St Budeaux. The role will require you to serve as an ambassador for the charity promoting the understanding and recognition of, and support for, the North Yard...

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Our Trustees

Emma Miller

Barne Barton

“I am the Chair of NYCT. I have been on the board since the Trust was formed and I represent Barne Barton. I have lived in the catchment area of NYCT all my life and I am very active within the local community. I sit on the Boards of several organisations in the area. These vary from maternity through to adults and that enables me to have a broad view and opinion of what is happening in our area. I have organised and run many large community events as well as helping organise smaller craft fayres and events. I have 5 children which keeps me active as well in the community.”

Pat Patel

Barne Barton

“For the last 12 years I have been very much involved in the Barne Barton community, I have built a shop and negotiated a profit share from its occupiers the Co-operative which are used to benefit the community as well as creating a successful and self sustaining community facility and social enterprise. Tamar View Community Centre is one of a few organisations which does not seek revenue funding and actually invests in its community. I have established a church, a parent & toddler group, a work club and until recently been involved in the provision of a Money Advice service on the estate. I believe that my skills are useful to the trust and my local knowledge of the communities needs is excellent.”

Sharon Hill

St Budeaux

“I have lived in St Budeaux for the last 14 years. I have a good background of working with people and have helped organise and run a lot of community events; I currently work in a nursery. I have 3 children who all attend varies groups and clubs and this keeps me active with the community and their needs.”

Caitlin Gillard

Kings Tamerton

“I have lived in the Kings Tamerton area for 17 years. I am currently studying at university for a Mathematics with Finance degree with a hope to become an accountant in the future. Being a part of the NYCT has given me the opportunity to become more involved within the community that I live in.”


St Budeaux


Weston Mill

Kevin Sproston


Councillor Trustees

Sally Haydon

St Budeaux Ward

Bill Stevens

Devonport Ward

Tina Tuohy

Ham Ward

George Wheeler

St Budeaux Ward


The Trust is advised by Plymouth Community Healthcare, Plymouth City Council and MVV.

Admin Support

Caroline Perry

Office Manager

Caroline is the Office Manager for the North Yard Community Trust as well as the Plymouth Drake Foundation. if you have any questions, or need any information regarding grants and how to apply for one, then contact her at the office. 

Get Involved.

We have vancancies for local people to join our board of trustees. If you want to make a real difference to your area, get in touch today.