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Principles for Community Empowerment

This new publication from Audit Scotland aims to raise awareness of community empowerment and promote a shared understanding across scrutiny bodies to support high-quality scrutiny of community empowerment. Available to download from

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Developing a Strategic Direction for Community Development in Public Health

On 21 March 2019 NHS Health Scotland held the above event, which brought together approximately 30 participants from different sectors to highlight the opportunities, challenges and shared vision of community development in public health in Scotland. We asked the participants to identify what is currently working well and what we need to do differently to …

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Opportunity to get involved with the new Grow Banff @ the Vinery project

Aberdeenshire Council are looking for a social enterprise, charity, business or partnership who will work with them and the community to fulfil the potential of a derelict, listed Vinery building in Banff to make a real difference to people’s lives. A community consultation was carried out to identify possible uses for this Grade B listed …

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Our Future in the Land

In this final report, the Food, Farming and Countryside Commission sets out radical and practical ways for policymakers, business and communities to respond to the challenges to the future of food and farming and to people’s health and wellbeing. Report and summary documents available to download from the RSA website.  

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Introducing the annual networking event for everyone who values the contribution of low- income communities in addressing food insecurity, health inequalities and social exclusion We are delighted to announce that the CRHS annual networking conference, Priceless, will take place at CoSLA Conference Centre in Edinburgh, on Monday 4 November. You can expect an interesting mix …

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Climate Action Fund

The National Lottery Community Fund has launched a new £100 million Climate Action Fund to help people and communities take the lead in tackling climate change. The new fund aims to build a network of people and communities to drive change within, between and beyond their community. Activities will differ from place to place with …

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Vacancy at Development Trusts Association Scotland (DTAS)

DTAS is currently recruiting for a full time Development Officer. Based in Edinburgh, the post involved provision of advice and support to DTAS members in receipt of Investing in Communities grant funding. More information and details of how to apply on the Goodmoves website.    

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Vacancy at Obesity Action Scotland

Obesity Action Scotland is currently recruiting for a fixed National Co-ordinator (Diet and Healthy Weight Early Adopters). More information and details of how to apply on the S1jobs website.  

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Vacancy at Nourish Scotland

Nourish is currently recruiting for a Project Officer (Sustainable Nutrition) to work on the Peas Please project. More information and details of how to apply on the Nourish website.

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Health Issues in the Community tutor training courses

Health Issues in the Community (HIIC) is a training programme which looks at issues such as health, poverty, power and social justice in a different way. Run by tutors across Scotland, it’s aimed at increasing community capacity, increasing community participation, and establishing/consolidating community development approaches to tackling inequalities in health. CHEX is running tutor training …

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