The Community Empowerment Act

The Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 aims to empower community bodies by strengthening their voices in the decisions that matter to them. The Act and the policy environment that surrounds it presents a range of opportunities for communities around participation and planning, from initiating dialogue with public bodies on their own terms to the ownership, or use, of local assets. It also places a range of accompanying duties on public bodies.

In this training you will:

  • Learn about the Act and related policy developments.

  • Explore the opportunities and challenges it presents for communities and support bodies.

  • Learn about new processes for participation requests and community planning.

This training is recommended as a core half-day session with the option of adding more in-depth exploration of areas such as ‘planning and supporting community engagement'; ‘practical participation', ‘dealing with and managing conflict'

For more information contact: Mick Doyle - ; or Andrew Paterson -