The Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act received Royal Assent on 24 July 2015.
This SCDC briefing aims to explain the provisions of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act and to set out some of the implications and opportunities they have for community development, community organisations and community planning.
The briefing is primarily for those involved in community development, whether as community organisations, practitioners or public agencies. It provides both an overview and a more detailed look at the Act's provisions, particularly around community planning, participation requests and taking over assets. Where possible, we have provided explanations of technical terms and step-by-step lists of how provisions will work. Links to further sources of information and support are also provided.
SCDC will publish further briefings over the coming months as the various provisions of the Act come into force, and will review in more detail the opportunities and challenges for all those involved.
Get the latest on our always up-to-date, dedicated page on the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act.