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  • “By harming one we all are harmed” William Morris (1834 – 1896)

    In this blog Elspeth Gracey, Development Manager within the CHEX team shares some thoughts about how we organise ourselves in society and the impact that has on inequality and the relevance of long standing aspirations for improvement.

  • Supporting Communities Programme 2017/18

    This year's Supporting Communities programme from SCDC offers support to ‘community anchor organisations', which are organisations with a leading or developmental role in their community. Support will focus on strengthening community engagement activities and developing community action planning activities. Find out how your community organisation can apply for support.

  • Community Choices Fund 2017/18 announced

    The Scottish Government has announced that the 2017/18 Community Choices Fund is open for applications. The fund supports the growth of participatory budgeting (PB) in Scotland.

  • Get involved in 'Measuring Humanity'

    A chance for those involved in asset-based work to contribute to some interesting sounding research around measuring things in a different way.

  • Mapping awareness and use of participation requests

    Scottish Community Development Centre would like community organisations to tell them about their experience of participation requests so far, even if, before reading this, you had never heard of them!

  • Just Like Us: Supporting Behaviour Change

    Just Like Us is a community organisation in Milton, North Glasgow that grew out of the trauma felt by those who lost someone close to them because of drug or alcohol use.

  • National Standards for Community Engagement - accessible formats

    The National Standards for Community Engagement are now in a range of accessible formats, including easy read, audio and braille.

  • The Power of Food Festival – 17th-18th June 2017

    The Power of Food Festival – now in its third year – is a free festival showcasing community food growing around Edinburgh & celebrates the amazing people who breathe life into neighbourhoods through their work in and around the gardens.

  • North Ayrshire workshop on Community Empowerment Act

    This free workshop for community organisations takes place in Ardrossan Wednesday 31st May 2017 and is a chance to find out what the Act contains and how to make use of it in order to further your group's activities.

  • Participation requests come into effect

    Part 3 of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act, on participation requests, came into force on the 1st April 2017. Accompanying guidance is available with more supporting materials on the way soon.

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