The Scottish Government has just released a review of the community-led regeneration approach delivered by the People and Communities Fund (PCF). Launched in 2012, the PCF allocates funding to local projects aimed at vulnerable communities across Scotland, with a focus on community engagement and co-production. You can read the full report here.
With a key focus on building community capacities and skills, the People and Communities Fund (PCF) addresses two priorities: tackling poverty and social inclusion by supporting local Community Anchor Organisations such as Registered Social Landlords, Community Development Trusts, and voluntary sector organisations. With a distinct focus on community engagement and co-production, PCF supports local communities to address their needs, identify their aspirations, develop skills, and bring about positive change. A range of different thematic areas and activities are funded, including training, advice, community services, employability, mentoring and volunteering. The fund aims to achieve lasting change and improve lives.
This study explored if and how the PCF and its community-led/co-production approach is effective in contributing to positive and sustainable change for individuals in some of the most disadvantaged communities across Scotland.
Source: Scottish Government.