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SCDC survey on participation requests
As part of our role helping to facilitate consultation around part 3 of the Community Empowerment Act (on participation requests), we are inviting community groups and networks, and people who work with communities, to give us their views.
SCDC Community Empowerment Act guidance and regulations consultation responses
SCDC has submitted our responses to the recent Scottish Government consultations on the guidance and regulations for the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act. Read the key points or download the full responses.
Video: What is community capacity building?
This video describes what it means to support communities to achieve the changes they want to see
Community Choices Fund
Applications are now open for a new £2 million fund giving communities the opportunity to vote on how money is spent in their area.
Scottish Justice Matters: Hooray for Communities
Can we learn from community development experience as we develop new approaches to community justice? This is the question asked by an article written by Fiona Garven, Director of SCDC and Justina Murray, Chief Officer of South West Scotland Community Justice Authority.
New book: Asset-based approaches: their rise, role and reality
This new book examines role and development of asset-based approaches across various policy areas in Scotland today.
CHEX-Point Newsletter – Issue 50
With our 50th issue we’re looking back at the progress community-led health has made, examining where we are now and then taking look to future opportunities.
Alcohol licensing toolkit - Alcohol Focus Scotland
Alcohol Focus Scotland has developed a toolkit to help people raise concerns about the impact of alcohol in their local community.
'I don't smoke; don't drink. The only thing wrong with me is my health' - new report
A series of interviews with people living in two towns in Ayrshire has highlighted the impact that wider social issues have on people's health - and need for local communities to be at the centre of solutions.
Police Scotland community policing consultation
Police Scotland has launched a local policing consultation which looks find out the priorities for policing in local communities.