We’re delighted to see our colleagues in England launch #PowerToChange today- building on Scottish learning from Growing Community Assets, SLF and Our Place.
We’ve already invested over £70m in Scottish community enterprises since 2006, and continue to fund community enterprises though a range of current programmes.
If you want to learn more about we’ve funded community enterprise in Scotland, the evaluation of our Growing Community Assets programme can help.
At the Big Lottery Fund Scotland we are committed to supporting communities across the country develop themselves by helping make the most of their assets. From the first Scottish Land Fund through to our Growing Community Assets (GCA) investment area we have witnessed the difference our backing can have enabling ALL communities throughout Scotland – both rural and urban – to purchase and develop all sorts of local assets that matter to them.
One concern over the last ten years has been the lack of evidence about whether or not the community ownership of assets works; about what impact it can have, what its benefits are, and what challenges are involved.
So today as we publish the independent evaluation of the first round of GCA carried out by SQW we hope this substantial research now offers evidence and knowledge around community assets for all to learn from.
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