In 2010, Fife Council asked the community whether it would be interested in taking over the three halls owned and managed by Fife Council - the Community Centre, the Town Hall and the Victoria Hall. In November that year, 10 community groups formed the Auchtermuchty Halls and Centres Steering Group to look at the community's facilities, particularly those three halls.
The Steering Group held a number of focus groups within the community over the next couple of years, looking at what everyone wanted. It was clear that the community wanted the Fife Council halls to continue in use – and had lots of ideas about other activities and events that could be held in them.
These discussions led to the formation of the Auchtermuchty Community Trust. The Trust obtained Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation status in November 2012. Its trustees are local residents from various backgrounds, including two councillors as well as representatives from the community council, theatre group, festival, church and community centre.
The Trust is committed to bringing facilities to Auchtermuchty which are functional, appealing and complement the other facilities already operating within the town.