Not ‘radical’, but not ‘kailyard’ either: The Paisley Community Development Project reconsidered

Abstract   Accounts of the Community Development Projects (CDPs) that ran as experimental interventions in twelve deprived UK localities in the 1970s concentrate on those projects identified as ‘radical’. Focusing on the often-neglected history of Paisley’s CDP, this article extends recent critical re-evaluations of how CDPs have been characterized. Ferguslie Park in Paisley was the … Continue reading Not ‘radical’, but not ‘kailyard’ either: The Paisley Community Development Project reconsidered

A city that turned its back on the sea…

The Edinburgh Shoreline project, part of Edinburgh Living Landscape, is a community based initiative to raise awareness of the rich history and biodiversity of the city’s coast and consider the environmental and economic pressures on it.  It involves artists, specialists and people living and working here creating responses to these pressures including demonstrating how the now necessary sea … Continue reading A city that turned its back on the sea…

Minister McHugh urges local communities to pitch for grant funding under €15M regeneration scheme for rural towns and villages

Donegal TD Joe McHugh has urged local community groups and businesses in towns and villages up and down the country to start making their pitch for regeneration grants under the 2018 Town and Village Renewal Scheme. Mr McHugh, Government Chief Whip and Minister for the Irish language, Gaeltacht and the Islands, said: “There is €15 … Continue reading Minister McHugh urges local communities to pitch for grant funding under €15M regeneration scheme for rural towns and villages

Minister McHugh secures more than €2million funding for a new library for Donegal

Donegal TD Joe McHugh has secured a €2.1million investment to develop a new community facility housing a public library, a family resource centre and An Foróige in Donegal Town.Almost half of the funding has been awarded by Michael Ring, Minister for Rural and Community Development, and the remainder will be provided by Donegal County Council. … Continue reading Minister McHugh secures more than €2million funding for a new library for Donegal

Community Empowerment (policy)

We are committed to supporting our communities to do things for themselves, and to make their voices heard in the planning and delivery of services. Actions To empower communities in Scotland, we are: funding community-led regeneration through the Empowering communities fund funding participatory funding through the £1.5 million Community Choices Fund, giving people more power … Continue reading Community Empowerment (policy)