The Scottish Government and COSLA have jointly launched a Local Governance Review, which will make sure local communities have more say about how public services in their area are run. The review will involve hearing from communities all across the country to get a clear understanding of the type of changes that are needed, and how these can be made to happen.
The winners of the 2017 SURF Awards were announced on 7th of December in Glasgow's Grand Central Hotel and saw the Ulva Ferry Housing project on the Isle of Mull take home the Housing Award. DTA Scotland member Mull & Iona Community Trust was a partner in the delivery of this innovative project which is tackling depopulation and economic decline.
Crown Estate Scotland has committed to launch a new scheme that will enable local authorities, development trusts and other bodies to apply to manage assets in their local area.
After a hugely successful initial three years, Development Trusts Association Scotland (DTA Scotland) has been given the green light to continue to operate their Community Shares Scotland programme for a further three year period, thanks to the Scottish Government and Big Lottery Fund Scotland.
Both organisations have committed to jointly investing a total of £812,101 over the next three years which will enable the Programme to continue to support community organisations looking to utilise a community share issue to fund their enterprise activities.
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