In 2010 St Andrews Links Trust established a commercial partnership with the Royal Burgh of St Andrews Community Council. Under the agreement the St Andrews Community Trust was formed to distribute funds generated through the protection and exploitation of trademarks associated with the St Andrews names and the town crest of the Royal Burgh.
The Links Trust guaranteed to fund the Community Trust with a minimum of £50,000 per annum but has actually provided over £80,000 per annum since its inception.
In 2017, The Stevenson Trust, a charity which owns the “Auchterlonies of St Andrews” brand pledged a further £25,000 per annum.
Through commercial activities and continuing work to protect the St Andrews name throughout the world, St Andrews Links Trust with the support of Auchterlonies, is committed to returning revenue generated by this back to the community via the Community Trust.