After developing our ‘Getting Alongside Communities’ team, we began to find that we were being approached by people who wanted to work in collaboration with us to get alongside communities and create better places for people to live, work and grow.
To ensure we could resource this work, we created the ‘Appetite for Change’ programme. Through this, we are intentionally developing collaborations and partnerships that work alongside communities in a place-based way. We recognise that the issues facing communities in Scotland are complex, dynamic and shifting, and no one organisation or approach will be a panacea.
At Corra Foundation we believe that by combining experience, expertise, resources and local knowledge, positive change is possible in communities. We recognise that any community is part of a larger system. To that end relationships are key, as is time to build trust and understanding.
We are currently responding to requests to work together, and creating connections and conditions that may lead to developing further work. We’re happy to have a bespoke conversation with communities, organisations and people on developing place-based approaches which respond to local contexts.
As this programme develops, we will detail the experiences and processes we have followed here. This work is open and developing and we will be transparent about the successes and difficulties, to share our learning.