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  • National Standards for Community Capacity Building: Scoping Exercise

    SCDC research on behalf of Education Scotland indicates that there is an appetite for a more strategic approach to CCB. Read more here

  • Anti-sectarianism funding announced

    The Scottish Government has announced that it has invested funding to tackle sectarianism and hatred in six Scottish Communties - Inverclyde, Slamannan, Twechar, Shotts, Blantyre and East Ayrshire. Click to read more about the programme and SCDC's involvement.

  • Policy update: Empowering Scotland’s communities

    Two significant developments on potential legislation to support the empowerment of communities in Scotland have taken place - the Community Empowerment and Renewal Bill was launched on the 6th June followed by the new Strategic Guidance for Community Planning Partnerships: Community Learning and Development on 11th June.

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  • Scottish Participatory Democracy Conference

    Wednesday 13th June, Dunfermline. Speakers include Minister for Local Government and Planning, Derek Mackay. Read more here

  • New network for people living with long term conditions

    Long Term Conditions Alliance Scotland (LTCAS) launches a new Involvement Network, read more...

  • People and Communities Fund launched

    The Scottish Government has just launched ‘The People & Communities Fund’ aimed at supporting community organisations to deliver outcomes to meet and respond to the aspirations of their communities. The two main priorities are employability and preventative action.

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  • Advance Notice

    Participatory Democracy: Scotland at the cutting edge of community engagement - A one day event for policy makers and practitioners
    13 June, 2012

  • Community-led Health for All - seminar report

    The Community-led Health for All learning resource was launched at the CHEX practice development seminar in March. Read more here

  • Community Assets and Poverty Seminar

    30th May, Glasgow. This seminar, organised in partnership with the Poverty Alliance will provide an opportunity for critical reflection and discussion on asset based approaches. Read more about this seminar and book here.

  • New resource site launched for CLD practitioners

    i-develop, a web-based framework, has been developed by the CLD Standards Council to support creative and innovative learning and development for CLD practitioners.

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