Community Development Alliance Scotland

Our short guides to community development

How Community Development Happens:

Why stronger communities matter and what it takes to develop them

CDAS has published a booklet which invites you to think about what it takes to develop and support stronger communities.

You can download a copy (.pdf, 347kb) free of charge.

What Community Development Does:

A short guide for decision makers to how it achieves results

CDAS published an earlier booklet which:

  • Explains what community development is
  • Explains who is likely to be involved and what they do
  • Shows why policy makers should value community development as a way of achieving results
  • Gives examples, small and large, from around Scotland of what communities have achieved and the work that went into making this possible.

You can download a copy (.pdf, 556kb) free of charge.Cover of CDAS pamphlet on What Community Development Does

For more information about the case study examples that you can read about in the pamphlet, contact the following:

Giving Midlothian a voice
Midlothian Community Media Association (Black Diamond FM)
Newbattle Community Learning Centre
67 Gardiner Place
Newtongrange
EH22 4RT
Admin/Office: 0131 663 4811
admin@blackdiamondfm.com
Website: http://www.blackdiamondfm.com

Bringing Glasgow’s newest residents together
Community Development Team
Scottish Refugee Council
5 Cadogan Square (170 Blythswood Court)
Glasgow G2 7PH
0141 248 9799
mick.doyle@scottishrefugeecouncil.org.uk
Website: http://www.scottishrefugeecouncil.org.uk/

A voice at the top table
Sarah Dickinson, Civic Forum Development Officer
Aberdeen Council of Voluntary Organisations
Robertson House
Whitemyres Business Centre
Whitemyres Avenue
Aberdeen AB16 6HQ
01224 686059
civicforum@acvo.org.uk
For minutes, documents and other information see: http://www.communityplanningaberdeen.org.uk/Internet/AberdeenCivicForum/ACFIntroduction.asp

Young People Getting Involved
Y-Sort-It
24 Kilbowie Road
Clydebank
G81 1TH
0141 941 3308
info@ysortit.com
Web information: http://www.ysortit.com/

Linwood gets active about the environment
Website: http://linwoodactive.org/

Cutting the carbon in the Angus glens
http://www.angusglens.co.uk/renewable_energies/renewable_energies.php

Taking the lead in Ardler’s regeneration
Ardler Village Trust
95 Turnberry Avenue
Dundee
DD2 3WN
01382 831 712
alistair@ardlervillagetrust.org
Website: http://www.ardlervillagetrust.org/

Working for positive mental health
Changes Community Health Project
108 Market Street
Musselburgh
EH21 6QA
0131 653 3977
info@changeschp.org.uk
Website: http://www.changeschp.org.uk/

Web Site by Idea15 Web Design