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Alcohol Focus Scotland
Alcohol Focus Scotland is Scotland’s national charity working to reduce the harm caused by alcohol. Itsvision is to create a culture where low alcohol consumption is the norm and people who choose not to drink are supported in their choice.
Association of Directors of Social Work
ADSW is the professional association representing senior social work managers in local government in Scotland.
Black and Ethnic Minority Infrastructure Scotland (BEMIS)
A national infrastructure organisation that aims• To act as the voice for the black and ethnic minority voluntary sector;• To provide advice and information;• To lobby and take a coordinating role
CADISPA (Conservation and Development in Sparsely Populated Areas) is an independent charity concerned with helping local people in rural Scotland to build a sustainable community ‘for themselves – by themselves’.
Chartered Institute of Housing in Scotland
The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) is the professional organisation for people who work in housing, with 18,000 members who work predominantly in local authorities, housing associations and the private sector in the UK and Asian Pacific.
Citizens Advice Scotland
Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) is a national umbrella body that provides essential services to Scottish citizens advice bureaux.
CLD Standards Council for Scotland (observer status)
The CLD Standards Council is the professional body for everyone active in community learning and development in Scotland. It supports training and development for everyone in this field of work (paid or unpaid) and is establishing a registration model for this rich and varied field.
Community Health Exchange (CHEX)
CHEX is the leading agency in Scotland that provides a resource to support community development approaches to health improvement and challenging health inequalities. It also facilitates a network of community health initiatives and works to support them in developing good practice and influencing health and social policies.
Community Learning & Development Managers Scotland (CLDMS)
CLDMS exists to provide a national focus on professional issues and standards for local authority community learning and development provision, to improve the quality and extent of community learning and development provision and to promote the interests of local authority Community Learning and Development managers.
Consumer Focus Scotland
Consumer Focus Scotland, successor to the Scottish Consumer Council, promotes the interests of Scottish consumers, with particular regard to those people who experience disadvantage in society.
Convention of Scottish Local Authorities
The Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA), is the representative voice of Scottish local government and also acts as the employers’ association on behalf of all Scottish councils and also acts as the employers’ association on behalf of all Scottish councils. One of our highest priorities is to maintain and enhance our relationship with member Councils.
Council of Ethnic Minority Voluntary Organisations
CEMVO Scotland has the aim of building the capacity of Scotland’s minority ethnic voluntary and community sector. CEMVO Scotland is a strategic partner of the Scottish Government with a network of over 600 ethnic minority voluntary sector organisations and community groups throughout the country.
Aims to achieve a society in which deafblind people have the permanent support and recognition necessary to be equal citizens
Development Trusts Association Scotland
The national body for development trusts in Scotland. Development trusts offer a fresh approach to community regeneration. Independent and under community control, these organisations draw together the energy, commitment and creativity of local people to tackle local issues
Education Scotland (observer status)
This national body is responsible for supporting quality and improvement in learning and teaching from early years to adult and community learning.
The Community Learning and Development Team provides scrutiny, information, guidance and CPD resources to improve practice in Community Learning and Development in Scotland.
Her Majesty’s Inspectors of Education have responsibilities to evaluate education in Scotland, from pre-school to further education and including community learning and development, and local authorities
Electoral Reform Society (Scotland)
ERS believes that a fair voting system will improve our democracy, allow politicians to better represent you and help them to tackle the serious issues facing our society.
Equality and Human Rights Commission
The Equality and Human Rights Commission champions equality and human rights for all, working to eliminate discrimination, reduce inequality, protect human rights and to build good relations, ensuring that everyone has a fair chance to participate in society.
The Equality Network works for equality and human rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Scotland. It creates ways for people to contribute to making Scotland a place in which everyone, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, can live free from hatred, prejudice and discrimination.
Evaluation Support Scotland
Evaluation Support Scotland exists to provide specialist support to voluntary organisations and funders to enable them to evaluate and learn and so provide better services for communities. It does this by helping voluntary organisations and funders access evaluation tools and expertise, and working to embed evaluation within funding and policy-making structures.
Faith in Community Scotland
Faith in Community Scotland is an anti-poverty organisation. Its board, staff and volunteers are from across the Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Sikh communities.It gives training, resources, advice and support to faith groups (churches, mosques, gurdwaras, synagogues etc), developing their potential to make a difference in Scotland’s poorest communities.
Federation for Community Development Learning
FCDL is the UK network for community development training, supporting the development of communities through advancing and promoting community work learning at local, regional and national levels and the creation of appropriate opportunities for training and qualification
Federation of City Farms & Community Gardens
The Federation of City Farms & Community Gardens exists to support, represent and promote community-managed farms and gardens across the United Kingdom.
Generations Working Together
Generations Working Together is the Scottish Centre for Intergenerational Practice. It works with public, private and voluntary sector organisations, as well as individuals and families, to gather and share best practice, provide information and support, and develop new opportunities for intergenerational working in communities.
Greenspace Scotland is an independent charitable company that works with a wide range of national and local partners to improve the quality of life of people living and working in urban Scotland through the planning, development and sustainable management of greenspaces.
Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland
The Alliance (formerly Long Term Conditions Alliance Scotland) supports and strengthens the many organisations working in Scotland who support and represent people living with long term conditions, their families and unpaid carers.
Health Scotland (observer status)
NHS Health Scotland is the national resource for improving Scotland’s health formed in April 2003 through the bringing together of the Public Health Institute of Scotland (PHIS) and the Health Education Board for Scotland (HEBS).
Healthy Living Centre Alliance
The Scottish Healthy Living Centre Alliance aims to embed community-led approaches to health improvement in disadvantaged communities across Scotland
Highland & Islands Enterprise
The task of the Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) network is to help create a strong, diverse and sustainable economy where quality of life is matched by quality of opportunity.
International Association for Community Development
The International Association for Community Development (IACD) is an international not-for-profit, non government organisation (headquartered in Scotland) committed to building a global network of people and organisations working toward social justice through community development.
The Improvement Service helps to improve the efficiency, quality and accountability of local public services in Scotland by providing advice, consultancy and programme support to councils and their partners. Its purpose is to help councils and their partners to improve the health, quality of life and opportunities of all people in Scotland through community leadership, strong local governance and the delivery of high quality, efficient local services.
International Futures Forum
International Futures Forum (IFF) is a non-profit organisation, based in Scotland, established to support a transformative response to complex and confounding challenges and to restore the capacity for effective action in today’s powerful times.
Learning Link Scotland
Learning Link Scotland is the national organisation representing the interests of adult education, learning and skills delivered by the voluntary sector.
Linked Work and Training Trust
Linked Work and Training Trust offers an innovative programme – unique in the United Kingdom – of education and work-based learning with a community development focus. It is also involved in national development programmes for Community Learning and Development on outcome focused practice and on CLD competences.
Momentum is a not-for-profit organisation providing rehabilitation, training and care services for more than 2,000 disabled and socially-excluded throughout the UK every year.
Oxfam’s work on tackling poverty in the UK aims to:
- develop projects with people living in poverty to improve their lives and show how things can change
- raise public and politicians’ awareness of poverty and its causes, and lobby to bring about change
Planning Aid for Scotland
Planning Aid for Scotland provides advice and training on planning to communities, delivered by a network of fully qualified and experienced town planners. It also undertakes action research to provide best practice on community engagement.
Planning Democracy campaigns for a fair and inclusive planning system in Scotland. It advocates for transparent accountable decision making based on a level playing field between the public and other stakeholders.
The Poverty Alliance aims to combat poverty by effecting change in the policies, practices and beliefs of communities, policy makers, professionals and the general public.
Public Policy Network
The Public Policy Network at the University of Edinburgh aims to promote communication and collaboration among researchers, policy makers and practitioners in Edinburgh, across Scotland and beyond. Its Citizen Participation Network includes 300+ researchers, citizens, and practitioners working in a range of policy fields in Scotland, and is open to anyone interested in related issues.
Regional Screen Scotland
Regional Screen Scotland is the national development agency for cinemagoing opportunities in rural communities. It is building up a network to support the interests of independent cinemas, multi-arts venues, voluntary organisations, schools and youth groups – working towards partnerships with each other, with other national organisations and with local authorities
Scotland’s Colleges exists to support, represent and promote Scotland’s 43 colleges who are at the forefront of lifelong learning, education, training and skills.
Scottish Agricultural College (Rural Society Team)
The Rural Society team aims to provide evidence and guidance relating to the resilience, vibrancy and sustainability of Scotland’s rural communities.
Scottish Churches Housing Action
Supports the development of volunteer-based initiatives to help homeless people at a local level, using community development principles. Also encourages churches to make their redundant and under-used property available for affordable housing.
Scottish Community Development Centre
The Scottish Community Development Centre is recognised by the Scottish Government as the national lead body for community development. SCDC’s main activities are to;
- Build strong, healthy, sustainable and equitable communities
- Work with agencies and partnerships to achieve effective community engagement and community participation
- Influence policy by researching issues and contributing to government working groups and committees on related policy issues
Scottish Community Development Network
The Scottish Community Development Network is a member led organisation, for community workers / community development workers, paid or unpaid, full or part time, from the community, voluntary or public sectors, who support the principles and practice of community development.Formed in 1999, we are a constituted group supporting our members through:
- the organisation of seminars
- production of information
- opportunities to comment on consultations and
- forums for discussion and debate on practice issues
Scottish Community Foundation
The Scottish Community Foundation works with people and organisations to help them give to good causes effectively and inexpensively. Its knowledge of the sector allows itto find lesser known charities, including community groups, ensuring its awards make an impact and create lasting change.
Scottish Community Mediation Centre
The Scottish Community Mediation Centre (SCMC) provides high quality training and consultancy work in the field of Community Mediation and constructive conflict resolution. SCMC is managed by Sacro and funded by the Scottish Government.
Scottish Community Safety Network
The Scottish Community Safety Network (SCSN) is the national forum for officers who are responsible for developing strategic work on community safety in partnership with others.
Scottish Coproduction Network
Co-production is increasingly recognised as a way to deliver public services and an approach which delivers long term positive outcomes for people and for local communities. The network is currently coordinated and facilitated by NHS Tayside and SCDC.
Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO)
The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations is the national body representing the voluntary sector.
Scottish Federation of Housing Associations
132 housing associations and 59 Local Housing Organisations in Scotland are members of the SFHA
Scottish Government (observer status)
College and Adult Learning: Funding & Policy Division
This team is responsible for policy on Community Learning and Development .
Joint Improvement Team
JIT is part of the Directorate for Health and Social Care Integration within the Scottish Government
Public Bodies and Public Service Reform
The Scottish Government aims to create a clearer, simpler and more effective public sector, freeing local agencies and front-line workers to focus on delivering public services for the people of Scotland. Public services need to make the best use of public money, and focus on helping the government achieve its overarching purpose and strategic objectives.
The Scottish Government is committed to our communities being supported to do things for themselves – community empowerment – and to people having their voices heard in the planning and delivery of services – community engagement.
Third Sector Division (Community engagement and empowerment)
Scottish Grant Making Trusts Group
The Scottish Grant-Making Trusts Group is an informal group of individuals working with trusts and foundations operating in Scotland. The Group does not, in itself, make grants. Currently, there are 26 members, representing a wide cross-section of trusts and grant-makers.
Scottish Human Rights Commission
The Scottish Human Rights Commission is a statutory body, independent of the UK and Scottish Parliaments and Governments, which promotes and protects the human rights of everyone in Scotland. It is working to increase awareness, recognition and respect for human rights in Scotland by bringing human rights into everyday life. It is dedicated to helping everyone understand their rights and the shared responsibilities we all have to each other and to our community.
Scottish Natural Heritage
Scottish Natural Heritage is funded by the Scottish Government. Its purpose is to:
- promote care for and improvement of the natural heritage
- help people enjoy it responsibly
- enable greater understanding and awareness of it
- promote its sustainable use, now and for future generations.
Scottish Recovery Network
The Scottish Recovery Network is an initiative designed to raise awareness of recovery from mental health problems. It has four overall goals:
- Raise awareness of recovery
- Encourage empowerment
- Develop the evidence base
- Influence policy and practice.
Scottish Refugee Council
Scottish Refugee Council is an independent charity dedicated to providing advice and information to people seeking asylum and refugees living in Scotland.
Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC)
The STUC represents over 640,000 trade unionists, the members of 37 affiliated trade unions and 22 Trades Union Councils. It speaks for trade union members in and out of work, in the community and in the workplace, in all occupational sectors and across Scotland.
Social Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland
SCSWIS is the unified independent scrutiny and improvement body for care and children’s services.
Social Firms Scotland
Social Firms Scotland is the national support body for the development and promotion of Social Firms in Scotland.
SOLACE Scotland is the Scottish Branch of the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives & Senior Managers. It is the representative body for senior strategic managers working in local government.
As Scotland’s independent regeneration network, SURF aims to inform and influence more successful regeneration policy and practice based on the knowledge and experience of its extensive, cross sector membership and its wider connections.
Tenant Participation Advisory Service Scotland
TPAS Scotland is the national tenant and landlord participation advisory service for Scotland.
Voluntary Action Scotland
Voluntary Action Scotland is the national organisation for local third sector infrastructure .
Voluntary Arts Scotland
VAS is the Scottish committee of Voluntary Arts, which aims to promote participation in the arts and crafts across the UK and Republic of Ireland. It recognises that they are a key part of our culture and as such they are absolutely vital to our health, social and economic development.
Volunteer Development Scotland
Volunteer Development Scotland works strategically and in partnership to promote, support and develop volunteering in Scotland.
The Wellbeing Alliance is a not for profit social enterprise that is focused upon projects and programmes that will support individuals , third sector , industry ,communities and nations to improve their health and sense of wellbeing.
The Wise Group is a charitable organisation which is dedicated to helping unemployed people back into work. It contributes to the sustainable development of communities through programmes that regenerate local environments. It operates from 24 locations across Scotland and the North East of England.
Working on Wheels
Based in Bristol and Edinburgh, Working on Wheels is the umbrella organisation supporting mobile community work across the United Kingdom.
Youth Link Scotland
YouthLink Scotland aims to support the development of accessible, high quality youth work services which promote the well-being and development of young people.
Youth Scotland is the network of youth groups across Scotland