Community groups, third sector organisations, and local authorities have been awarded Charrette grants from Scottish Government to help map out the future of their areas.
In August 2016, communities were invited to apply for the Design Charrette Fund to help them organise a charrette, and Activating Ideas Fund, to support participation and empowerment initiatives in disadvantaged areas.
A charrette is a collaborative design process. Over a few days, at interactive workshops, the community and partners discuss with each other and facilitators what issues and possible solutions there are in their local area. These discussions then generate a community vision, masterplan and action plan.
The two funds combined have awarded almost £300,000. Community councils and community organisations received funding, including Kinlochbervie Community Company, Arbroath Community Council, Cupar Development Trust, and Pollokshields Community Council.
For more information, including a full list of the projects that were awarded funding, please visit http://news.gov.scot/news/designing-with-the-experts