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  • Coalfields Community Challenge seeks entrepreneurs

    The Coalfields Regeneration Trust is launching the Coalfield Community Challenge Programme to support people with new, imaginative and innovative ideas that create jobs and respond to worklessness in Scotland’s coalfield areas. More...

  • ACE Year 2 Programme – still time to apply!

    There is still time to apply for Year 2 of the ACE Programme. ACE stands for Achieving Community Empowerment and is a programme delivered by SCDC and funded by the Big Lottery Fund in Scotland. THe deadline for applications is 31 August. Read more... (posted 24 June 2011)

  • Participatory Budgeting report available

    The final evaluation of the Community Wellbeing Champions Initiative is now available. This involved running five Participatory Budgeting pilots across Scotland which had positive local impacts. Click heading above to read more...

  • Public-Social Partnership Guidance launched by Scottish Government

    A Practical Guide to Forming and Operating Public Social Partnerships

  • New CHEX film highlights impact of community-led health activity

    'The Picture of Health' highlights community-led health activity in four communities in Aberdeenshire, Edinburgh, Isle of Bute and the Scottish Borders by bringing to life the health impact that community-led health organisations have on individuals and the wider community. Find out more...

  • Report Launch - Commission on the Future Delivery of Public Services

    SCDC welcomes the Christie Commission report’s emphasis on the need to tackle persisting inequalities in Scottish society and the need to engage and work with local communities and individuals in order to build their capacity, resilience and independence. Click to read more.

  • New Tool for Effective Asset-Based Community Development

    A new resource aimed at helping community development practitioners, activists and policymakers get to grips with what asset-based community development involves at a practical level has been produced. Read more... (posted 23 June 2011)

  • Community Capacity Building Forums

    CDAS, Learning and Teaching Scotland and the Scottish Community Development Centre are jointly offering two half day Open Forums on community capacity building.


  • Building a Sustainable Future

    Read the SCDC response to the Scottish Government Regeneration Discussion Paper (posted 10 June 2011)

  • Community Development in the SNP Election Manifesto

    SCDC briefing on commitments to community development in the 2011 SNP election manifesto - now available (posted 10th June 2011)

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