London Road church community buy-out setback

The Scottish Government has decided not to register this scheme (Facebook) in the Register of Community Interests in Land. SG’s reasoning includes:

  • lack of steps with a view to transferring the land
  • lack of satisfaction that it is in the public interest to register this interest in the Register.

Click to see the full SG response.

Scottish Government’s ‘Making Places’ funding

(adapted from a communication from the Scottish Government)

Community groups, third sector organisations and local authorities are invited to apply for Scottish Government’s Making Places funding. The initiative encourages communities to participate in the development of their local
places.

Since 2011-12 the Scottish Government has run a grant scheme that helped to fund the delivery of design charrettes in communities across Scotland. Charrettes bring together the community, other key stakeholders and design
professionals to develop viable proposals to improve their place. However, the Scottish Government recognise that the charrette approach is only one method of enabling participation in placemaking.

Communities have different needs at different times and may require support not just in developing a vision for their place, but also at the stages before and after this. Continue reading

Climate Challenge Funding: Applications WANTED

The Climate Challenge Fund is open for applications from community led-organisations including community councils, but please act quickly as the deadlines are fast approaching!

Climate Change Minister Aileen McLeod has confirmed the Fund will continue for another year, after it was allocated £10.3 million in the Scottish Government’s Draft Budget 2016-17.

The hugely successful Climate Challenge Fund has supported 756 community-led schemes since 2008, including energy efficiency, sustainable travel, local food growing projects and initiatives to tackle waste.

Community-led organisations including community councils across to are invited to apply for a share of the £10.3 million funding with grants up to £150,000 available per project.

Community-led organisations currently in receipt of a CCF grant must have submitted a completed application by 19/02/16

All other community-led organisations must have submitted an Expression of Interest by 5/02/16 and a completed application by 19/02/16

You can read more at www.climatechallegefund.org