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Community: Scottish Community Empowerment Action Plan - Celebrating Success: Inspiring Change



1 In Working and Learning Together to Build Stronger Communities (2004) the Scottish Government defines community learning and development as 'learning and social development work with individuals and groups in their communities using a range of formal and informal methods. A common defining feature is that programmes and activities are developed in dialogue with communities and participants'.

2 Delivering Change: understanding the outcomes of community learning and development (Communities Scotland: 2006).

3 Literature review of the outcomes of community learning and development (University of Edinburgh: 2006).

4 Building Community Capacity: resources for community learning and development practice (Scottish Government: 2007).

5 Strengthening Scotland's Communities: community capacity building practice development programme (Scottish Government: 2008).

6 This total includes money from the European Union in the Scottish Rural Development Programme which is matched by the Scottish Government.