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Increasing the voices in policy-making

2021-07-29T16:25:53+01:00July 29th, 2021|Partners News, Reports|

Carnegie UK have published Rethinking Scotland: Action required to include more voices in policy-making in Scotland. They asked for people’s views on what needs to happen and who needs to act to put some of Scotland’s big ideas into practice. Their recommendations include:  Address power imbalances in the policy-making process  Co-produce principles to transform who is involved in policy-making  Develop an infrastructure [...]

Free Bus Travel for Under 22s

2021-07-29T16:24:53+01:00July 29th, 2021|Arran, Garnock Valley, Irvine, Kilwinning, North Coast, Three Towns|

All residents in Scotland under the age of 22 will be eligible for free bus travel from 31 January 2022. The Scottish Government has confirmed the timetable for the roll out of the scheme, delivered in partnership with the Improvement Service, the National Entitlement Card Programme Office and Young Scot. Approximately 930,000 young people will join the third of Scotland’s population who [...]

Fairer Food Places

2021-06-01T11:49:53+01:00May 21st, 2021|Garnock Valley, Irvine, Kilwinning, North Coast, Three Towns|

A Community Larder or Community Pantry scheme provides food for its members, with people picking produce themselves in a shop-like environment. It is a great way to access healthy food at low cost. Members need to register for a small fee. They will then pay around £2.50 each time they use the Community Larder or Pantry, [...]

Funding Updates

2021-03-15T11:30:38+00:00March 15th, 2021|Arran, Garnock Valley, Irvine, Kilwinning, North Coast|

Adapt and Thrive Programme The Scottish Government has confirmed additional investment will allow the Adapt and Thrive Fund to continue for another three months, from 31 March to 30 June 2021.   Charities, voluntary organisations, community groups, and social enterprises based in Scotland whose work has been significantly disrupted due to the pandemic can apply for [...]

Local Priorities

2021-03-03T13:58:43+00:00March 3rd, 2021|Consultations|

Find out more about how Locality Partnerships are looking at their priorities in our leaflet - local priorities