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Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) Devlopment Fund

Last Updated: 1/12/2018

Re-opened for applications. Through the fund, grants are available for environmental projects in Scotland that enhance woodlands and green infrastructure, boost active travel and encourage community growing. Funding is available for projects that deliver or lead to woodland creation, management or enhancement, especially for community use; formal or informal food growing projects with a focus on community lead activities or engaging local communities and encouraging the Good Food Nation ethos; feasibility studies for new routes or major sections, and capital works in urban areas for route enhancement and development; and improving or creating functional access routes passing through or leading to the development of green networks, greenspace or countryside and associated green infrastructure. Projects funded are likely to be located in or immediately adjacent to communities in the 15% most deprived datazones (nationally) according to the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation. The application deadline is 5pm, Monday 5th February 2018. Read more here:

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Health Walks are helping to reconnect the Highlands

Last Updated: 7/17/2017

Walking for Health project, Step It Up Highland have added two new case studies to their growing series. Both highlight how Health Walks play an important community development role helping people living in rural areas to become more active and socially connected. Case study 11 - Tackling social isolation Mallaig area Walking Group explains how the weekly Health Walk in Mallaig, Morar and Arisaig has brought people together. Rotating each week between the three areas gives everyone an opportunity to visit new locations. Car sharing is popular, along with a visit to a local café at the end of the walk. One 86-year-old walker said, “I am so much more confident now in my ability to walk and have discovered the joy of using walking poles. I would never have done this without the security of a led walk in the company of others.” Read more below:

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Keep Scotland Beautiful Place Standard Report

Last Updated: 7/3/2017

NHS Health Scotland were involved in a pilot of the Place Standard Tool, with Keep Scotland Beautiful and East Dunbartonshire Community Planning Partnership between June 2016 and February 2017. The pilot has been written up as a report and Keep Scotland Beautiful have published it on their website today, along with a web statement. You can read the report and the web statement below. The project used the Place Standard engagement tool to evaluate the quality of a community, and identify both positive and negative factors about the area. East Dunbartonshire Community Planning Partnership will use the results of the pilot to support improvements in Hillhead and Harestanes. NHS Health Scotland will use the report to refine the tool for future use.

Community

Place Standard Tool wins excellence Award

Last Updated: 6/27/2017

The Place Standard Tool, developed by NHS Health Scotland, the Scottish Government and Architecture Design Scotland, has won the Royal Town Planning Institute’s (RTPI) award for excellence in planning for wellbeing. It is important that the places and spaces in which we live and work are designed to promote good health and reduce health inequalities. The people who live in a community are best placed to design the spaces and places in a way that will make this happen. That is why we developed the Place Standard Tool.  It can help structure the necessary conversations between planners and communities. 

Community

Place Standard Film and Evaluation Report Launched

Last Updated: 6/26/2017

NHS Health Scotland and partners have published a short film about the Place Standard and an evaluation of how it is being implemented across Scotland. The places and spaces where we live and work have an impact on our health and wellbeing. It is important that they are designed to promote good health and reduce health inequalities. The people who live in a community are best placed to design the spaces and places where they live and work. The Place Standard Tool can help with this. Watch the Place Standard Film and access the Evaluation below:

news article

Sustrans launches new five year strategy

Last Updated: 5/19/2017

Sustrans has launched a new five-year strategy addressing the challenges of today and setting out a concrete pledge to make it easier for people to walk and cycle. The strategy has three areas of focus: 1. connecting people and places through routes and networks for leisure and everyday utility trips 2. creating liveable neighbourhoods, by working with communities to turn their streets into lively, people friendly neighbourhoods, and ensuring that new developments have walking and cycling at their core 3. transforming the school run and commutes by working with schools and employers to make it easier for people to walk or cycle for regular journeys. Read more:

Community

sportscotland Surpasses Community Sports Hub Target

Last Updated: 3/30/2016

sportscotland has announced that it has surpassed the Scottish Government’s target of reaching 150 Community Sport Hubs in 2016.

Community

Cycle Friendly Community Award

Last Updated: 11/26/2015

Community groups in Scotland can now apply for development grants of up to £20,000 to begin working towards the Cycle Friendly Community Award.

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Cycling Scotland Community Development Grants

Last Updated: 7/29/2015

Cycling Scotland to support communities to take a leading role in transforming their local area to become cycle friendly.

Community

Games Legacy Communities Fund

Last Updated: 7/8/2015

A dozen community groups are to benefit from more than £250,000 to help encourage physical activity in communities across Scotland.

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