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  1. Improving our understanding of child poverty in rural and island Scotland: research

    Building on the "Poverty in rural Scotland: evidence review" (December 2021), SRUC were commissioned to undertake the research project, “Improving our understanding of child poverty in rural and island Scotland”.

  2. Tackling child poverty delivery plan: fourth year progress report 2021 to 2022

    The fourth annual progress report for 'Every child, every chance: tackling child poverty delivery plan 2018-2022'.

  3. Delivering Scotland's circular economy - proposed Circular Economy Bill: consultation

    This consultation seeks views on our proposals for legislation to develop Scotland’s circular economy. The consultation sets out a number of areas in which we are seeking views on whether to take powers within a new Circular Economy Bill.

  4. Scottish Vacant And Derelict Land Survey 2021

    The Scottish Vacant and Derelict Land Survey (SVDLS) is a data collection undertaken to establish the extent and state of vacant and derelict land in Scotland.

  5. A Blue Economy Vision for Scotland

    Sets out our long-term ambition for Scotland’s blue economy to 2045. It demonstrates how much we value our marine environment and its significance. This is captured in six outcomes sitting across a range of environmental, social and economic ambitions.

  6. Housing statistics quarterly update: March 2022

    A summary of activity in new build housing, affordable housing and long term empty properties and second homes in Scotland.

  7. Getting the Right Change – retail strategy for Scotland

    This strategy contains current initiatives and future actions to help fulfil our vision for the retail sector in a fair, sustainable way. By delivering on its actions we aim for successful, profitable retail businesses, creation of new, better jobs and to become an exemplar for inclusive growth.

  8. A Culture Strategy for Scotland

    A Culture Strategy for Scotland shows how important culture is to Scotland’s prosperity and sets the future direction for supporting culture in Scotland.

  9. Supporting Communities Fund: evaluation

    Evaluation which assessed how the funding was spent and what the outputs were as well as looking at the experiences of those involved in the fund.

  10. A New Deal for Tenants - draft strategy: consultation

    We are consulting on the draft A New Deal for Tenants - rented sector strategy, which seeks to improve accessibility, affordability choices and standards across the whole rented sector in Scotland.  

  11. Grants to revitalise neighbourhoods

    Funding of £25 million to support community projects and local economies.

  12. Scotland's Climate Assembly - recommendations for action: SG response

    Scotland's Climate Assembly published their full report on 23 June 2021. It included 81 recommendations for the Scottish Government, who had six months to respond. This response sets out the existing and proposed actions that government will take in order to address their recommendations.

  13. Housing statistics quarterly update: December 2021

    A summary of activity in new build housing, affordable housing and long term empty properties and second homes in Scotland.

  14. Climate change - Net Zero Nation: public engagement strategy

    Sets out our overarching framework for engaging the people of Scotland in the transition to a net zero nation which is prepared for the effects of our changing climate.

  15. Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 - asset transfers: social value guidance

    Guidance on social value for the relevant authorities when they are considering asset transfer applications, and should be considered as one part of their overall decision making process.

  16. Islands bond: consultation

    The Scottish Government has made a commitment to developing an Islands Bond - offering 100 bonds of up to £50,000 to young people and families to stay in or to move to islands currently threatened by depopulation. This consultation is inviting comments to inform the development of this policy.

  17. Land use - getting the best from our land: strategy 2021 to 2026

    Scotland's Third Land Use Strategy sets out our vision, objectives and policies to achieve sustainable land use. The strategy covers the next five years and aims to provide a more holistic understanding of our land, the demands we place upon it and the benefits we get from our land.

  18. Community projects get £25 million funding

    Investment in regeneration and to tackle inequality.

  19. Island communities impact assessments: guidance - consultation

    Our islands face particular challenges around distance, geography, connectivity and demography, so it is important that policy makers consider these properly. The consultation on the guidance will help ensure that islands receive fair treatment tailored to their unique circumstances.

  20. Regenerating communities

    £30 million to support economic recovery.

  21. Proposed changes to pre-application consultation requirements: consultation

    Consultation on proposed changes to the pre-application consultation (PAC) requirements in planning.

  22. Towards a Robust, Resilient Wellbeing Economy for Scotland: Report of the Advisory Group on Economic Recovery

    Report from the independent Advisory Group established by the Scottish Government to advise on Scotland’s economic recovery in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  23. SPRUCE: supported projects

    List of projects supported by the Scottish Partnership for Regeneration in Urban Centres (SPRUCE) fund.

  24. Scottish Crown Estate strategic management plan: business and regulatory impact assessment

    BRIA relating to the first Scottish Crown Estate strategic management plan.

  25. Scottish Crown Estate strategic management plan: Fairer Scotland Duty

    A Fairer Scotland Duty impact assessment relating to the first Scottish Crown Estate strategic management plan.

  26. Scottish Crown Estate: strategic management plan

    Vision and objectives, priorities and policies for the future management of the estate to deliver wider and long-term social, economic and environmental benefits.

  27. More funding for community regeneration

    Further £25 million investment to tackle inequality.

  28. Scottish Crown Estate draft strategic management plan: consultation analysis

    Analysis of the responses received to the consultation on the draft Strategic Management Plan for the Scottish Crown Estate.

  29. Regenerating Scotland’s Communities

    Fund supporting projects to create new jobs.

  30. Regeneration Capital Grant Fund: evaluation

    Evaluation which assessed whether and how the fund achieved its aims as well as considering community involvement, social outcomes and success factors.

  31. Migration vital to Scotland’s future workforce

    Experts highlight risk of acute labour shortages without immigration.

  32. Regeneration Capital Grant Fund: projects invited to stage two 2020-2021

    List of projects invited to submit full stage two applications for the Regeneration Capital Grant Fund (RCGF) from 2020 to 2021.

  33. £20m of support for regeneration in local communities

    More than 600 jobs to be created or supported.

  34. Regeneration Capital Grant Fund (RCGF): recommended projects 2014-2019

    A list of projects supported by our Regeneration Capital Grant Fund between 2014 and 2019.

  35. Regeneration Capital Grant Fund 2019-2020: projects invited to stage two

    List of projects invited to submit full stage two applications for the Regeneration Capital Grant Fund (RCGF) from 2019 to 2020.

  36. Tackling poverty and inequalities

    £4m for 22 projects throughout Scotland.

  37. Empowering communities

    £20 million to tackle poverty and inequalities.

  38. New investment for Clyde Gateway

    Funding secures future for regeneration programme.

  39. Decommissioning fund awards

    £1.1 million to applicants in first round of funding.

  40. Regeneration Capital Grant Fund: projects invited to stage two 2018-2019

    List of projects invited to submit full stage two applications for the Regeneration Capital Grant Fund (RCGF) from 2018 to 2019.

  41. Scottish household survey 2016: key findings

    Short report summarising the key findings from the Scottish household survey 2016: annual report.

  42. Scottish household survey 2016: annual report

    Results from the 2016 edition of the continuous survey based on a sample of the general population in private residences in Scotland.

  43. People and Communities Fund (PCF): case studies

    Case studies detailing activities and achievements of community-led projects that have received funding from the PCF.

  44. Designing communities

    People to have say in the design of their area.

  45. Community-led regeneration approach: review

    Findings from an independent review into the partnership approach delivered by the People and Communities Fund (PCF).

  46. Improving forensic medical examination services

    £76,000 for new training developed for rural communities.

  47. Regenerating coastal communities

    £4.3 million to improve access and facilities.

  48. Scotland’s first urban right to buy

    Consent granted for Portobello church purchase.

  49. £8.35 million to support urban regeneration in the heart of Glasgow

    New high quality office space and hundreds of jobs for the city centre

  50. Decrease in derelict and urban vacant land

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  51. Action on climate change

    Protecting peatlands.

  52. Supporting urban regeneration

    Milestone for SPRUCE fund.

  53. Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015: analysis of consultation on participation requests

    Analysis of responses to the consultation on participation requests as part of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015.

  54. Avian influenza

    Renewal of Avian Influenza Prevention Zone.

  55. Commitment to regeneration

    Clyde Gateway to benefit from £6.5 million of Scottish Government funding.

  56. Easing high demand for allotments

    New powers could help more community groups to “grow your own”

  57. Review of Business Improvement Districts Scotland

    A summary of research exploring the impact of Business Improvement Districts in Scotland.

  58. Regeneration Capital Grant Fund (RCGF) 2017-18: stage two application form

    This information is for projects that have been invited to submit full stage two applications.

  59. Regeneration Capital Grant Fund: projects invited to stage two 2017-2018

    List of projects invited to submit full stage two applications for the Regeneration Capital Grant Fund (RCGF) from 2017 to 2018.

  60. People and Communities Fund: projects supported 2016 to 2017

    Projects supported by our People and Communities Fund between 2016 and 2017.

  61. Empowering Communities Fund: projects supported 2016-2017

    Projects supported by our Empowering Communities Fund from 2016 to 2017.

  62. People and Communities Fund: projects funded 2012 to 2015

    Projects that were supported by our People and Communities Fund between 2012 and 2015.

  63. Town Centre Action Plan: year two progress report

    Second year report on the progress made towards delivering the Town Centre Action Plan.

  64. Town Centre Action Plan: year one progress report

    First year report on the progress made towards delivering the Town Centre Action Plan.

  65. Scotland CAN DO action framework: building on our vision to become a world-leading entrepreneurial and innovative nation

    Action framework describing where and how we are investing and working with partners to become an entrepreneurial and innovative nation.

  66. Town Centre Action Plan: Scottish Government response

    Our response to the National Review of Town Centres.

  67. Community and enterprise in Scotland's town centres

    A report on how to revitalise our town centres.

  68. Community benefits in public procurement

    This report presents the findings of a pilot programme which was intended to promote the use of 'community benefit'.

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