Lanarkshire rural communities thrive after LEADER funded Community Action Lanarkshire programme.
With Lanarkshire Leader’s recent approval of the 2018-20 Community Action Lanarkshire (CAL) programme’s outputs, the Rural Development Trust is delighted to share news of the programme’s final achievements and highlight ongoing work to help local communities.
Three Scottish projects are among 13 new rural grant recipients announced by The Prince’s Countryside Fund.
A new £30 million fund is being established to support small businesses within the third sector, helping them to grow as Scotland recovers from the impacts of coronavirus.
The fund will be designed to respond to a need for third sector organisations to access loans to help grow and explore new forms of social investment and finance. It will also help support the sector to meet the challenge of the pandemic and to become more sustainable in the long-term.
A report that calls for tackling poverty and inequality to be central to the recovery from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has been welcomed by the Scottish Government.
Rural and island communities will be funded to trial initiatives that will improve the future approach to rural community support.
A plan has been published setting out how crofting can be supported to flourish in the future.
The National Development Plan for Crofting highlights the core elements necessary to ensure that crofting continues to play an integral role in rural and island life, as well as delivering policy priorities for climate change mitigation and biodiversity.