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Open call for Participatory Budgeting Champions: Express your interest
Are you passionate about high quality citizen empowerment? Want to be at the forefront of democratic innovation? Inspired enough to commit your energies to make the voices of all citizens of Scotland heard?
SCDC update on Community Empowerment Act
The Community Empowerment Act is coming into effect and this quick summary should help you to get started on finding out how you can use it, whether you are a practitioner or a community member.
Community Development qualifications - mapping
If you are currently offering any accredited Community Development qualifications, Education Scotland would like you to complete their survey.
European Community Development Network: Members Update 10
The latest EUCDN Members Update with pieces about future plans, sustainable development in Nordic countries, and news from the networks.
Empowerment Act: Draft Guidance for Participation Requests published
The Scottish Government has published the draft guidance for the Participation Request part of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act.
Scottish Parliament inquiry into destitution and asylum
The Scottish Parliament’s Equalities and Human Rights Committee is undertaking an inquiry into destitution and asylum and has put out a call for evidence from people seeking asylum and other relevant stakeholders.
Communities Matter: Training and services to support community development
Communities Matter is a brand new suite of training and development support to community organisations and people working with communities across Scotland.
Aspiring Communities Fund
The Scottish Government, supported by the European Social Fund (ESF), is set to launch a new £18.9 million fund to support the most disadvantaged communities across Scotland to tackle poverty and inequality.
Empowerment Act: Final Community Planning guidance published
The Scottish Government has now published the guidance, regulation and plain English guide for the Community Planning aspect of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act.
Barriers to community engagement in the Scottish planning system: online survey
Following the independent review of the Scottish planning system, the Scottish Government has commissioned a research study into the barriers to community engagement in planning