Support for communities
Community networks, toolkits and other types of support are available. Examples of good practice from elsewhere can also offer insights.
Taking the initiative might seem daunting at first, but a lot of support is available.
- The Conservation Volunteers
- Scottish Community Development Centre
- Volunteering Matters
- Community Woodlands Association
- Greenspace Scotland
- Paths for All
- Community Land Scotland
- Development Trusts Association Scotland
Or find out about Highlands and Islands Enterprise community support.
can help a community to think about issues that affect its local area. Examples include:
View the revised National Standards for Community Engagement, launched by the Scottish Government in 2016. These principles of good practice can help strengthen community engagement and improve what it brings about. NatureScot endorses these standards.