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Future of support for rural communities in Scotland

Future of support for rural communities in Scotland

Our review of support to rural communities for the Scottish Government has been published this week.

Rocket Science was commissioned to review the advice and support on funding that is available to rural communities in Scotland, with a specific focus on the role, performance and future of Rural Direct, a national information service provided by Scottish Council of Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) on behalf of Scottish Government.

The review highlighted that the most useful type of support for communities is that which is provided by communities themselves who have been through the process of starting up and developing rural projects.  A finding we made when we researched the needs of communities for the new Village SOS programme we are delivering with our partners ACRE and Rose Regeneration and in Scotland with Forth Sector and Senscot.

For more information on the report contact Richard Scothorne

For more information on support for rural communities in Scotland through Village SOS contact Clare Hammond