What’s the difference between Clyde Docks Preservation Initiative (CDPI) and Govan Docks Regeneration Trust?
This is a question quite a few people have asked so we thought we would explain.
In brief terms CDPI is a non-profit company that was set up to take the campaign to save Govan Graving Docks forward on a more structured basis. background work involved in the campaign has also led to looking at wider issues of maritime heritage, industry, tourism and sustainable development throughout the Clyde region.
CDPI is now positioned as a much broader research, networking and advocacy organisation. We are also looking at other initiatives such as a Clyde Festival, sail cargo promotion and documenting the waterfront environment of the Clyde. Ultimately our aim is to help raise the profile of the Clyde as a maritime river again.
Govan Docks Regeneration Trust is a registered Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) that was founded by CDPI as a dedicated local charity specific to Govan Graving Docks.
The purpose of the charity is to move beyond the campaign – to consult, develop and ultimately deliver on proposals for regeneration of the graving docks in a way that benefits the relevant communities. Potentially this would involve taking on a lease or ownership of parts of the graving dock site. The charity has a much wider pool of Trustees than the core CDPI team and its future aims to involve representatives from the community, industry and academia in taking forward its vision. It also aims to access a range of charitable funding.
CDPI will continue to support the work of Govan Docks Regeneration Trust and our research & development activity will both feed into and be informed by future developments at the graving docks.