Supporting Community Anchor Organisations 


Supporting Communities Programme 2016/17

The Supporting Communities programme is delivered by SCDC and this year offers support to community anchor organisations who want to improve their community engagement practice. We want to find out about how you engage with your community, and to help you deal with common issues such as:
  • Finding out the needs of your community, and planning how to address these
  • Engaging with your whole community in an inclusive way
  • Methods and skills for community engagement
  • Planning for community engagement activity, and demonstrating impact
  • Embedding and sustaining good practice in community engagement 

If you want to find out if your organisation can receive support, and learn more about the programme then please fill out your detail on our online form. 

Click here to enter your information

For further information, please contact david.allan@scdc.org.uk or andrew.paterson@scdc.org.uk 

What is a community anchor organisation? 

‘Community anchor organisations' are organisations which have a leading or developmental role in their community, for example, community development trusts, community-led housing associations, community-led health organisations and community networks. They are organisations which have valuable experience of providing local services, organising community development activities and advocating for community interests. They can also meet diverse local needs and improve democratic participation.

If your organisation is a ‘community anchor' we want to find out about how you engage with your community, and through the Supporting Communities programme, we are offering support to help you improve and develop your community engagement.

What is Supporting Communities? 

Supporting Communities is a package of support for community organisations across Scotland with the aim of increasing the capacity of community groups and organisations at all levels and stages to effect change and contribute to the regeneration of their communities. The programme is designed to supplement existing community capacity building support being provided at local level and to help groups to connect with each other and with other sources of support that exist locally. 

Read more about Supporting Communities here

Supporting Communities is delivered by the Scottish Community Development Centre - Supporting best practice in community development.