Community development

The Community Led Local Development (CLLD) fund for rural Ayrshire and the islands has just launched for its second year. 

Community-accessible woodland
Name of organisation/business: 
The Ecology Centre
Funding: 
Rural and Island Communities Ideas into Action - £17,542

There is still time to take part in the Scottish Government review of the National Outcomes, which closes on the 12 June 2023. The review is required within every five years, under the Community Empowerment Act (2015).

Scottish Agritourism Roadshow visits Aberdeenshire

This agritourism networking event is open to anyone with an interest in growing agritourism in Scotland including members of Scottish Agritourism.

You can attend any one of our events regardless of where you live in Scotland.

People in Stranraer are being invited to have their say on a £5m funding bid to kickstart a radical transformation of the town’s economy, community services and local infrastructure. A draft Place Plan for Stranraer has been published which will shape the development of Stranraer over the next 10 years, and it’s now out for formal consultation. 

A consultation has been launched that will allow planning authorities and communities to share views on the local development planning process as part of the Scottish Governments reform of the planning system. 

Scottish Rural Action (SRA) have announced that this year, the fifth Scottish Rural and Islands Parliament (SRIP) will take place from the 1st to the 3rd of November in Fort William at the Nevis Centre. This year's main theme is 'village halls and community spaces'.
 

Rural Affairs, Land Reform and Islands Secretary Mairi Gougeon has announced a £1 million increase to the Scottish Land Fund -  a flagship scheme that helps communities take ownership of local land and buildings.

Ms Gougeon visited Granton Community Gardeners project, a previous recipient of support from the Fund.

Projects designed to stimulate economic activity, boost tourism and improve community assets on Scotland’s islands will share £4.1 million in the latest round of funding from the Islands Programme.

Scotland Food & Drink has been asked by the Scottish Government to conduct a review into the Food Processing, Marketing and Cooperation (FPMC) fund, which was paused this year.

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