Getting ready for GDPR – Data protection changes for community organisations

If you're an organisation who, like us, shares information through websites, newsletters or other digital tools you might have heard about the changes to data protection laws that are happening in May this year. The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) changes apply to any organsiation which collects people's personal information. This means information collected both online and … Continue reading Getting ready for GDPR – Data protection changes for community organisations

New lobbying regulations and community organisations

The Lobbying (Scotland) Act was recently signed into law, bringing with it new requirements for community organisations who discuss their work with MSPs, Scottish Government ministers, Special Advisers and the Permanent Secretary. If as an employee of your organisation you discuss government policy or decision making with certain people then you might need to register … Continue reading New lobbying regulations and community organisations

Consultation: National Outcomes for Scotland 2018

The Scottish Parliament Local Government and Communities Committee is seeking views about the updated National Outcomes for Scotland. The National Outcomes are used as broad policy aims for the Scottish Government and are updated every five years. The outcomes are part of National Performance Framework, a broad set of indicators and targets which cover a range of … Continue reading Consultation: National Outcomes for Scotland 2018

Power in knowledge, and numbers: Reflections on community-led action research

Starting in 2017, SCDC and the Poverty Alliance worked with ten community organisations to co-design a resource framework which could be used to support communities across Scotland to conduct their own inquiries into the issues affecting them.   Kate McHendry, Development Manager at SCDC, has reflected on her work using community-led action research and the findings … Continue reading Power in knowledge, and numbers: Reflections on community-led action research

Drive Thrus back clean up of Scotland’s roads

Costa and McDonald’s employees at Cameron Toll, Edinburgh have joined forces with us to kick start a national week of action to clean up Scotland’s roads. Team members from both companies gathered to launch the partnership with a litter pick of the car park and surrounding areas to promote our roadside litter campaign week of action, … Continue reading Drive Thrus back clean up of Scotland’s roads

Knowledge is Power: A new report on the importance of community-led action research in Scotland

‘Community-led action research is not research for the sake of it, to prove a theory or to satisfy the curious. It is about people asking their own question about the issues they experince, getting the information, and evidence they need and testing actions for change." You can download the report here. Kate McHendry, Development Manager … Continue reading Knowledge is Power: A new report on the importance of community-led action research in Scotland