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25.01.2022

Funding to support community-led local development

120 not-for-profit community groups are to benefit from £1.8 million funding to trial new and innovative ways to address local challenges and embrace local opportunities.

The Rural Communities ‘Ideas into Action’ Fund opened to applications from Monday 13 September to Friday 8 October, and is part of a £3 million commitment by Scottish Government to trial new approaches to Community led local development (CLLD) before March 2022.  The successful projects will test new approaches to CLLD from a broad range of themes including mental health & wellbeing, net zero and climate action ambitions and community collaboration.

The original £1.5 million fund was topped up by £300,000 of capital funding to support successful climate action specific projects, and is being delivered in partnership with Inspiring Scotland. The outputs and learning will help inform development of a future CLLD fund for 2022-23 worth £11.6 Million.

The fund is now closed for applications.

Read more about the funded projects.

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27.10.2023

How intandem is building trusted mentoring relationships

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Finding the right trustees with Inspiring Scotland’s Specialist Volunteer Network

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23.08.2023

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