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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
Have you heard of the Social Impact Pledge?
This year the Scottish Government has been asking public sector organisations across Scotland to make Social Impact Pledges - public commitments to changing three aspects of their current operations or policies in a way that will benefit communities. Find out how your community can benefit.
Free Community Empowerment Act workshop for community groups
This free workshop for community organisations is a chance to find out what the Act contains and how to make use of it in order to do the sorts of things you want to do as a community.
'The Economics of Friendships’ - 16th March 2017
This will bring together people from different sectors of our society to learn and identify how we can each take this thoughtful and humbling way of working alongside people into the future.
Invitation to the Activate community development programme research showcase
On Tue 29 Nov Lisa Garnham has convened an Activate research project showcase, at the Calton Heritage and Learning Centre, Glasgow. I
"Draft final" Asset Transfer guidance available
(Near final) Guidance on asset transfer, as legislated for by the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act, has been developed for both relevant authorities and community bodies.