Anna Fowlie, Chief Exectutive at SCVO reflects on the Civil Society Futures Scottish Conversation

Anna Fowlie, Chief Executive of SCVO  The recent Civil Society Futures event chimed with SCVO’s work on What’s a modern charity? Of course the term “charity” is shorthand for voluntary organisation because the terminology is so impenetrable. That’s a whole other conversation. There have been voluntary organisations for over a hundred years and the sector...
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Tackling climate change – £600k fund for projects in Malawi and Zambia

Communities in Malawi and Zambia are being helped to build their resilience to the effects of climate change. £600,000 is being awarded to Scottish-based organisations working with partners in the two countries under the Climate Justice Innovation Fund, which empowers communities to respond to a changing environment. Projects supported include training in ‘climate smart’ agricultural...
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Corra Foundation for Scotland welcomes new Trustees

Corra Foundation is delighted to welcome two new Trustees: Elaine McKean and Judith Turbyne. Corra Foundation Chair, Trevor Civval said: “Our new Trustees join at an exciting time, with the organisation recently celebrating the first anniversary of rebranding as Corra Foundation. They will bring invaluable skills and experience to help Corra Foundation deliver its ambitious...
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Malawi Development Programme

£11m for projects to benefit communities More than £11 million is being provided to support local projects in Malawi focused on health, education, economic development and renewable energy. The Scottish Government’s Malawi Development Programme will fund 11 projects over the next four and a half years, to be delivered in partnership between Scottish-based organisations and...
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‘Innovation, participation and wider system change. The key to translating this ambition into local action is in the hands of communities.’

Blog by Allan Farmer, Head of Place. The Local Governance Review has brought an increasing focus on the democratic deficit that exists within Scotland and an ambition to devolve more power to more local levels. If this opportunity is to be realised, then widespread community involvement in the review process will be vital. However, with...
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