Innovation

This year 

The popular Year of Stories 2022 Community Stories Fund has received additional funding to support organisations and groups working with communities. You can still apply on Museums Gelleries Scotland website before the deadline on 18th March.

Scotland's Census is now live and you should complete it by 20th March - you can easily do it online on the Scotland's Census website.

It is important that you contribute to the Census as the information you provide will be vital to help the Scottish Government make important decisions that affect people’s lives and their communities. 

Improving the understanding of the challenges facing Gaelic-speaking communities and considering wider initiatives to provide more social and economic opportunities for these communities is vital to Scotland.

A Short Life Working Group on Economic and Social Opportunities for Gaelic has been set up and will have representation from a range of sectors with experience of working and living in Gaelic communities.

The next 10 years will be decisive in building a more resilient, entrepreneurial and fair economy, according to Economy Secretary Kate Forbes. 

Speaking ahead of the expected publication of the National Strategy for Economic Transformation, Ms Forbes said the Scottish Government will work with businesses, trade unions, third sector and public bodies to seize Scotland’s economic potential.

Communities Leading Collectively - Illuminating Leadership Festival

This event will focus on the theme of collective leadership from a community-led perspective. Based on research from a series of case studies with community-led organisations and a recent workshop with practitioners to better understand key themes , this session will delve into how collective leadership can be used within communities to inspire collaboration and creativity.

Scottish Community Pubs Network event

Funded by Scottish Government, Plunkett Foundation is delighted to invite you to this Scottish community pubs network event. Open to all community groups involved in a community owned pub project, whether early stage or if your pub is already open and trading.

Join your fellow community pub groups across Scotland to network, swap ideas and support each other. Bring your challenges and concerns so we can all find answers together. Plunkett Foundation staff will be on hand to help answer your questions, along with partner organisations.

The North Highland Initiative’s Community Infrastructure Support Programme has been set up to provide grants of up to £1,000 for small initiatives in the community, tourism  and support sectors in Caithness, Sutherland and Ross & Cromarty.

Rewilding Britain is launching the UK’s first Rewilding Innovation Fund to boost locally led land and marine nature recovery projects across Britain, including community initiatives and those focused on improving people’s health and wellbeing.

The fund will be given to innovative projects seeking to create new opportunities for large-scale nature restoration, such as through community engagement, business plans or use of technology.

Productivity Matters Conference

This hybrid conference with an impressive line-up of guest speakers will examine ways in which organisations can improve their performance. 

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