Bearing Fruit: Good Practice in Asset-Based Rural Community Development

Bearing Fruit:

Good Practice in Asset-Based Rural Community Development

This report by DTAS and Carnegie UK looks at seven rural and semi-rural development trusts that have successfully developed and managed community assets. Underpinning the whole project was a desire to see ‘what works’. Current policy approaches to rural community development are often based on the perspective of rural deprivation and disadvantage. However, narrowly focusing on ‘need’ may often miss opportunities to acknowledge and build on a community’s strengths and resources. Accentuating the positives and building on existing success can be far more empowering and liberating.

Click here to read a copy of the report: Bearing Fruit

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