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Community councils can apply now for the opportunity to carry out community-led action research in their communities thanks to a new two-year programme.


Knowledge is Power will support six community organisations to develop their own evidence to influence change in their communities - and to take forward actions for improvement. The research evidence generated by the community organisations will be brought together through the Knowledge is Power website and used to help shape policy at a national level across Scotland.


Groups will be asked to provide information about their work and knowledge of community-led action research.  Community-led action research is where the community decides on the issue to be researched, designs and carries out the research, and makes use of the results to achieve positive change. It is ultimately the community who decides on the issues that are important to them, what they want to find out, how they will do this and why.


The programme is supported by Scottish Community Development Centre (SCDC) and The Poverty Alliance to support community-led action research in Scotland - funded by The National Lottery Community Fund and Scottish Government.


Applications will be scored based on a programme criteria by SCDC and the Poverty Alliance, with groups due to be notified after the closing date.


Interested groups should visit the Knowledge is Power website to download their application form to apply to be one of the six organisations.


The closing date for applications is Friday 4th October 2019.


UPDATE 04/10/19: DEADLINE EXTENDED!!! The deadline for applications is 18th October.


To find out more and apply please visit the Knowledge is Power website

Six community organisations can get help to carry out community-led research

News story posted: 16/09/19

Knowledge is Power: Supporting community-led action research