SCDC is the lead body for community development in Scotland. We work to our vision of an active, inclusive and just Scotland where our communities are strong, equitable and sustainable.

We work directly with:

  • Community groups and organisations

  • Community development practitioners

  • Government and other policy makers

  • Local partnerships and agencies across Scotland who want to involve communities in their work

Formed in 1994, we are a charity and Company Limited by Guarantee based in Glasgow. With 16 staff with a wealth of experience and backgrounds, we bring our firm commitment to the values and principles of community development to all aspects of our work. 

We work across sectors and professions and use what we learn to help shape policy for strong, influential and inclusive communities. 

For us, communities which are strong and sustainable are central to a more just and equal society.

That’s why we believe communities matter.