The Scottish Government has confirmed the continuation of the Charrette Mainstreaming Programme for 2015-16. The scheme was piloted in 2011-12 and has expanded over the years with support given to over 30 charrettes in total since then.
For 2015-16, the budget has increased to £300,000 and in addition to local authorities, we are inviting community groups and 3rd sector organisations to apply for a grant and take the lead in setting up a charrette for their community. As in previous years, SG will provide 50% of the funding required, the balance to be provided by the sponsor (applicant).
The focus of the 2015-16 charrette programme is on 3 key areas:
Projects that link community planning and spatial planning processes
Charrette projects commissioned directly by communities
Linkages between town centre action plans and community plans
The programme also encourages projects applying to the charrette fund to consider the delivery of charrette outcomes. Linkages with other participatory democracy initiatives – such as participatory budgeting – are encouraged.
Full details are available or contact Jamie Combe (0131 244 7461) or Sandy Robinson (0131 244 7446)
Further details of both programmes are available from Jamie Combe (0131 244 7461) or Sandy Robinson (0131 244 7446)