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In the spirit of the Scottish Government’s Arctic Connections policy framework, the fund will support projects that can raise awareness of Scottish-Arctic links and promote exchange of expertise around shared challenges and ambitions. The fund will support initiatives including (but not limited to) community projects, seminars and conferences, hackathons and workshops, and academic research.
Last week, the Scottish Rural Network and Scottish Government Rural Communities policy team hosted a conference about the future priorities and potential for Community Led Local Development (CLLD) in Scotland.
The event, held at the Macdonald Resort in Aviemore on the 18 April, brought together a range of CLLD stakeholders from across Scotland including Local Action Group (LAG) representatives, operational delivery teams, government policy leads and community led organisations.
The Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Land Reform and Islands has announced the appointments of Emma Bucky, Jilly Duncan Grant and Carrie Ruxton as Members of the Quality Meat Scotland Board.
Up to £25 million is being made available to help councils identify affordable homes for key workers in rural communities.
Local groups and organisations with great ideas to make their communities even better places to live are invited to apply for funding from the People’s Health Trust.
Active Communities is their funding programme for community groups and not-for-profit organisations, with an income of less than £350,000 a year or an average of £350,000 over two years.
Yesterday (18 April) saw the launch and publication of new policy prospectus by First Minister Humza Yousaf, setting out what the government will deliver for Scotland over the next three years
The ‘Equality, opportunity, community. New leadership – A fresh start’ publication sets out Ministerial priorities to be delivered by 2026 and describes what the Scottish Government aim to achieve, which when taken together will deliver upon the three key missions:
First Minister Humza Yousaf has published a new policy prospectus, setting out how the government will deliver for Scotland over the next three years.
In his first major statement to Parliament, the First Minister said three missions, centred on the themes of equality, opportunity and community, will be central to his government.