Building Stronger Communities

Building Stronger Communities is a practical assessment and planning tool for community capacity building in Scotland is an important new resource for practitioners and planners working within a range of sectors to help make Scotland’s communities better places to live.

Investment in community infrastructure is vital. Strong community organisations with skills, influence, networks and local connections are essential for the success of asset based and preventative approaches and for an increase in participatory democratic processes at a local level.

This practical resource sets out a common framework to help partners at strategic, practitioner and community levels to adopt a strategic participatory approach to building community capacity. It is relevant to community planning, health, regeneration, Community Learning & Development and the voluntary and community sector

The resource and associated materials can be downloaded for free clicking on the following links:

Building Stronger Communities (pdf) РThis document introduces the BSC frameworks and guides you through how to use them.

The Community Strengths Framework (pdf) – This download contains both BSC frameworks you will need, the Community Strengths Framework and the Support Framework.

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