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. 

Childcare services hit by Omicron will be able to apply for grants of up to £4,500. See more information on the Childcare Sector Omicron Impacts Fund page, including how to apply for a grant.

Nearly 5,800 services could benefit from the new £9.8 million Childcare Sector Omicron Impacts Fund.

The Practical Training Fund, which was launched earlier this year and is administered by Lantra Scotland, has already supported more than 400 women and girls to undertake courses to develop their skillset or change careers.

Connecting people and nature.

Led by NatureScot, the programme aims to give people the opportunity to help tackle the twin crises of climate change and biodiversity loss by creating and caring for their own forest in their own neighbourhood.

Communities play a crucial role in encouraging others to walk and cycle by making places more enjoyable to travel through or to. By encouraging more people to walk and cycle, traffic congestion is reduced, public health improves and carbon emissions and air pollution is lowered.

Sustrans is a charity that aims to make it easier for people to walk and cycle and as part of that mission they are delivering the ArtRoots NCN fund, a community fund for artistic and aesthetic improvements to traffic-free paths along the National Cycle Network in Scotland. 

Following a successful inaugural programme developed in response to Covid-19 challenges, the Tourism and Hospitality Talent Development Programme (THTDP) has been funded for a second year.

Investing in Communities Fund Webinar

The ICF is a streamlined communities fund that is delivered as part of the Empowering Communities Programme.

The Promise Partnership – A Good Childhood is an investment of circa £3.25m from the Scottish Government.

The grant is intended to deliver change in-line with Scotland’s commitment to #KeepThePromise and ensure children and young people grow up loved, safe and respected.

Fundraising Post-COVID

Effective Community Led Climate Action needs properly resourced - people, premises and outreach events.

From small-scale Community Fundraising to sharing your ideas and suggestions, join in a on learning and development oppertunity in how we can tackle climate change together.


Graduates and consultant sought to explore young people’s participation in funding decisions.

The Outer Hebrides, Orkney and Shetland LEADER Local Action Groups (LAGs) have been awarded funding through the Scottish Governments ‘Rural Communities Testing Change’ fund to jointly explore the development of Youth Local Action Groups and their potential as a sustainable model that can be replicated in other Scottish LAG areas.