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December 2017

My Place Awards 2018 open for nominations

Grants available to help communities improve paths

Grow Wild Community Project funding open for applications


October 2017

Community Choices funds 33 participatory budgeting projects

New Participation Request Summary Guidance

Community Council Research - Regional Workshops


September 2017

Iriss looking to celebrate community social work

Making Places

Consultation launched on Building Scotland's Low Emission Zones

Submit your project to the Aviva Community Fund

Plant a free Tree Charter Legacy Tree

Tesco Bags of Help funding continues

Scottish Government publishes review of the community-led regeneration approach


July 2017

Apply for Community ArtRoots Funding

SURF Awards 2017 opens for applications

Planning Review (People, Places and Planning): Independent analysis of the consultation and Scottish Government’s position statement published


June 2017

Community-led organisations invited to apply for Climate Challenge Fund

Applications open for Scottish Heritage Angels Awards

Applications open for the FutureTown Design Competition 2017

Community Choices Fund open for applications 2017/2018

Help to map awareness and use of participation requests among community organisations


May 2017

Scotland's Most Beautiful High Street competition launched

Community Councils and Community Choices

Barriers to community engagement in planning research study published

The Great Place Scheme

Nominations open for Nature of Scotland Awards 2017


April 2017

Nominations open for Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning 2017

Improving Parking in Scotland Consultation Launched

Become a Community Council Tree Charter Branch


March 2017

Using shared ebikes to access local services - national group in search of community partners

Attend BIDs Scotland Annual Gathering

Tesco Bags of Help to fund more local projects

Community councillors invited to fill in information literacy survey

The story of the second #ScottishCCs Twitter Hour

Scottish Government Talking "Fracking" consultation launched


February 2017

Join our #ScottishCCs Twitter Hour on 7 March 2017

Share your thoughts on trees and woodlands for the chance to win a tablet

Community Councils and Civic Pride


January 2017

Tell us what you think of the Community Councils website

Consultation on the future of the Scottish planning system

Diversity survey for Edinburgh and Lothians Community Councillors

December 2016

Charrette funding awarded to communities

Complete the survey around barriers to community engagement in the Scottish planning system


November 2016

The story of the first #ScottishCCs Twitter Hour

Nominate a person or community project for a My Place Award 2017


October 2016

Community Choices funds 28 participatory budgeting events

Join Our Community Councils Hour on Twitter


September 2016

Bags of Help grant scheme now permanently open for applications


August 2016

Join Rural Parliament 2016 in Brechin

Workshops to encourage diversity in community councils

Applications open for Design Charrettes Fund and Activating Ideas Fund

Community planning support portal launched

Nominate a place for the Great British High Street of the Year Award


July 2016

People in the lead - Big Lottery Fund and community councils


June 2016

Applications now open for Community Choices Fund

Nominations for Scottish Heritage Angel Awards 2016 now open

Where are all the disabled politicians?


May 2016

Celebrate Volunteers' Week

Meet your neighbour at The Big Lunch

Community landownership: Scotland's growing movement


April 2016

Nominations open for Nature of Scotland Awards

Apply for green space funding through Tesco Bags of Help

Lerwick Community Council organising a Participatory Budgeting event

Consultations on draft regulations of Community Empowerment Act (2015) now open


March 2016

Funding available for flood victims

Nominate for the Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning 2016


February 2016

Town Centre Action Plan - Two Years On report published

Attend the BIDs Scotland Annual Gathering to find out about funding opportunities

Donate, swap or share for Pass it on Week 2016


January 2016

Read the report of the Digital Engagement Workshops

Scottish councils will involve communities in budget decisions

£20 million for Empowering Communities Fund

A message from Minister Marco Biagi MSP

Carpe Diem - Colin Mair, Improvement Service

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