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Welcome to the summer edition of the Scottish community councils newsletter! Here you can find information, resources and news relevant to Scottish CCs.
For any queries in relation to Community Councils in Scotland please contact Brian Davey at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01506 281180.
Community Council Covid-19 Responses
The Covid-19 pandemic has affected how community councils are operating but they are still carrying out great work helping their communities at this difficult time. We are hearing some great responses from CCs across the country and this section of the website aims to highlight lots of positive examples of the work CCs are doing to support the Covid-19 response.
Send us your examples
We want to hear from you and highlight examples of good practice in response to Covid-19. If you’d like us to include what your community council is doing, please get in touch.
Online Meetings during Covid-19
We are aware community councils are adapting to new ways of working and engaging with their communities. Have a look at our dedicated page for tips and advice on using digital tools to meet online.
Mental health and well-being during Covid-19
There is a dedicated page which provides useful links for community councils that offer advice and information on mental health and well-being.
New £150,000 Fund for Scotland’s Coastal Communities
A new fund designed to support local regeneration and sustainable development around Scotland’s coastline has been launched by Crown Estate Scotland. Read more about it here.
Call for Evidence on how to Revitalise Town Centres Post-Covid-19
The Town Centre Expert Review Group, announced last month by Cabinet Secretary Aileen Campbell, has put out a call for written evidence on how to revitalise town centres in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more about it here.
Response, Recovery & Resilience Fund Now Open for Grants from £1,000 – £5,000
Foundation Scotland in partnership with the National Emergencies Trust are providing funding to support charities and constituted community groups that have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Read more about it here.
Scotland is Stunning Campaign
Zero Waste Scotland – in partnership with Scottish Government and Keep Scotland Beautiful – has launched a new campaign to encourage everyone to take pride in our outdoor spaces and keep them litter free. Read more about it here.
For other news visit the Community Council website.
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