To learn from examples of best practice with regard to innovative techniques of engagement with communities, sectors and different groups e.g. Town/Community Councils
Moray LEADER have been enjoying the buzz around the opening of FindhornHive, a new centre for social enterprise which was one of the earliest and largest projects to be funded by the programme.
Around 70 people attended the opening of FindhornHive by local MSP and former Rural Secretary Richard Lochhead.
The new building is a social enterprise hub offering offices, hot desking and studio spaces, and demand for places is already high.
Project name: Balquhidder Community Broadband CIC
Project Manager: David Johnston
Contact details: email@example.com, 01877384227
SRDP funding: Forth Valley and Lomond LEADER £15,000
SRDP priority: Social Inclusion & local development
Location: Balquhidder, FK19 8PB
On February 27 a special Scottish parliamentary reception is taking place to celebrate the achievements of the LEADER Programme.
'LEADER, Past, Present and Future' will bring together MSPs with LEADER programme staff and funding beneficiaries, with Minister for Rural Affairs and the Natural Environment Mairi Gougeon MSP set to make a keynote speech.
Erasmus has launched a new project, 'Visual Social Enterprise (ViSEnet)', which will share learning material, guidance and networking opportunities to promote social entrepreneurship in rural areas.
The Scottish Government’s Community Land Team are holding a series of events to promote the community right to buy legislation currently in effect.
Digital Scotland, a business network supporting the Scottish Government's ambition of building a world-leading digital nation, has launched the first 'Smart Village' platform for equipping Scotland's rural communities with the same technologies enjoyed by large cities.
Community groups can apply for funding towards artistic and visual improvements to their local National Cycle Network routes.
Grants of up to £5,000 are available from the ArtRoots Fund, funded by Transport Scotland and delivered by Sustrans Scotland. The fund seeks to empower local communities in making improvements on local routes to increase user confidence and make journeys on the National Cycle Network more enjoyable for everyone.