In our new video case study you can hear about the Castlebank Park project which was supported by Lanarkshire LEADER.
Castlebank Park is a local landmark that has been the subject of several restoration projects in recent years. The Lanark Community Development Trust have been working hard at Castlebank and a Horticultural Centre was unveiled in early 2014, with funding from Lanarkshire LEADER.
A newly published report examines the impact of LEADER 2014-20 on rural Scotland.
The Process Evaluation of LEADER 2014-2020 report from Scottish Government's Rural & Environment Science and Analytical Services (RESAS) assesses LEADER 2014-20's economic, social, cultural and environmental impact on rural communities.
Correction: Please note this article has been corrected since initial publication. We had said that the Social Innovation Fund was newly launched, however this is not the case. To clarify, a new round of funding for the scheme has been launched for Highlands & Islands.
A round of funding for the Social Innovation Fund for Highlands & Islands has been launched.
From creating homes for frogs to discovering hidden gardens in our cities, Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) is awarding almost £1m to projects set to bring local communities closer to nature.
The 11 projects will help communities take an active role in managing their local green spaces and benefit from the improvements in health that come from connecting with the natural world.
The new Natural & Cultural Heritage Fund, led by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) will support projects that encourage visitors to experience more of the unique nature and culture of the Highlands & Islands. The fund is part of the next phase of the Scottish Government’s European Regional Development Fund programme, which runs through to 2023. SNH is also managing another element of the programme – the Green Infrastructure Fund.
Great news! From today groups across Scotland can apply for Young Start funding to help young people realise their potential. Following a brief pause to refresh the programme, Young Start is back with a life-changing £18 million pounds of dormant banks account funding available for projects that involve young people in their design, running and evaluation.
The Outer Hebrides LEADER 2014-2020 Programme this year launched a unique fund, specifically designed to support Young People. The fund was delivered in partnership with Comhairle nan Eilean Siar and the Bridge Community Centre.
The Scottish Government's Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES) is open for applications, with a funding pot of up to £5 million available to enable locally owned renewable energy projects.
The 2018 Scottish Rural Parliament will take place in Stranraer in Dumfries and Galloway on 14th– 16th November. If you live in or are passionate about rural areas in Scotland, you can attend to learn and make your voice heard. This year's theme is "Taking Action".
The event brings together people from rural communities with decision-makers, for three days of celebration and exploration. Participants examine a wide-range of issues affecting rural communities and make recommendations for change.