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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.
Barriers to involvement in planning
These workshops in Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Kilmarnock will explore how community involvement in the planning process can be encouraged, diversified and strengthened.
Read the report now - International PB Conference 2016
Read all the detail about this major international conference which took place in Edinburgh.
Near final guidance published on community planning section of Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act
Since the Act was passed in June 2015, the government has been consulting around the regulation and statutory guidance required to enable the provisions to come into force.
Scottish Government releases Fairer Scotland Action Plan following national conversation
The Scottish Government has published its Fairer Scotland Action Plan, highlighting how it intends to tackle inequality over the next 14 years.
Community Choices Fund recipients announced
The Scottish Government has announced which community organisations and local authorities have been successful in applying for funding to distribute through participatory budgeting processes.