Scottish Community Development Centre

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SCDC is the lead body for community development in Scotland. We work directly with community organisations,
community development practitioners, government and other policy makers, and partnerships to help achieve an active, inclusive and just Scotland where communities are strong, equitable and sustainable.
Our support can help you to build
your organisation, increase your impact, plan and evaluate, engage with your wider community, work in partnership with others and strengthen your influence.
Our work includes programmes dedicated to community capacity building, community engagement, community-led health, participatory budgeting, co-production, community-led action research, place-based approaches and the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act. You can find out more about these programmes of work on our website.


Scotland wide

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