Communities Matter

Training and services to support community development


Communities Matter is a suite of training and development support to community organisations and people working with communities across Scotland.

At SCDC we believe that communities matter. As the national lead body for community development in Scotland, supporting stronger communities is what we do.

Flexible training courses, across a range of areas, are designed to help you make a greater positive impact on the quality of life within your community, and the communities you work with.

Our training

Training can be provided as introductory workshops, in-depth training, practice support, training for trainers and bespoke consultancy or ongoing mentoring support - we're flexible to suit your needs.

 Community Empowerment ActGetting our Act Together: The Community Empowerment Act and the opportunities for communities (*NEW*)   
Outcomes focused planningPlanning for success: an introduction to outcome focused planning  LEAP

Analyse, Plan, Do, Review:
Using LEAP online

 Building Stronger CommunitiesBuilding Stronger Communities: skills for assessing community strengths  Community engagementCommunity Engagement

 VoiceVOiCE: An online tool for community engagement Community action researchUnderstanding our Community:
Community-led action research
 Co-productionDoing ‘with' not ‘to' - An introduction to
 Healthy CommunityWhat makes a healthy community?:
An introduction to community-led health
Health Issues in the
Community: Tutor training
  General trainingFacilitation, running participative events and getting your message across

Our training costs as little as £50 per person, and we're always flexible to ensure we can provide the best value possible - plus you'll get loads of training materials and resources. Find out more about our pricing here

About us

SCDC's experience stems from working directly with communities, practitioners and policy makers, promoting best practice in engaging with communities. We have used our experience to develop guidance and tools which help support the community development skills that matter. Find out more about our work here

Our staff are highly skilled facilitators with years of experience and will make sure your training remains participative, informative and interesting. Find out more about our team's experience here.

To get in touch about any aspect of our training contact or call 0141 248 1924.