Access and Progression Routes Survey

Discussion at the latest Rural SEN meeting highlighted the importance of social enterprises to provide access and progression routes for young people, especially in light of the unemployment and youth unemployment challenges that are being projected as a result of Covid-19. The provision of local access and progression routes are vital to give young people Read more…

CARES Funding Available

The next round of the Scottish Government’s Community and Renewables Energy Scheme (CARES) is now open. Communities, public sector organisations and rural businesses looking to effect long term environmental change are encouraged to apply. As Scotland begins to emerge from the COVID-19 crisis, there is a focus on a green recovery, which will prioritise economic Read more…

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 Read more…