What we do
We work directly with community organisations, people who work in communities and with people who make policy.
We deliver large scale programmes across Scotland to help build the capacity of the community sector, support public agencies to work effectively with communities and to widen participation in local democracy.
We support and manage a series of networks, using our learning from these and working with communities and community practitioners to inform policy and legislation.
A major part of our work is providing research, training and consultancy services. All of our services are tailored to meet the individual needs of the organisations and partnerships we support. Find out more about our training.
We work closely with the European Community Development Network and the International Association of Community Development.
Our key work
CHEX supports and promotes community development approaches to improving people's health.
PB Scotland acts as a hub for sharing and learning about the work being done by participatory budgeting initiatives around Scotland.
The Scottish Co-production Network is a way for people to share ideas and learning about co-production.
Health Issues in the Community (HIIC) is a training programme which looks at issues such as health, poverty, power and social justice in a different way.
Supporting Communities is a package of support for community organisations across Scotland to help build skills, confidence and capacity.
VOiCE is planning and recording software that assists individuals, organisations and partnerships to design and deliver effective community engagement.
The LEAP framework is designed to support a partnership approach to achieving change and improvement in the quality of community life.
The Communities Channel Scotland is a website which puts communities in the spotlight by connecting people and sharing ideas.
The National Standards for Community Engagement are a way to build and sustain the relationships between public services and community groups.
The Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act strengthens community voices in decisions about public services and makes it easier for them to own and manage land and buildings.