Application open 16th September

Community organisations and groups will be able to apply for support to carry out community-led action research in their communities starting this September. 

On 16th September at 9AM, groups will be able to visit to download their application form to be one of six organisations using the knowledge - and power - of their communities to make change happen. 

Community-led action research is where communities of place and identity decide on the issue to be researched, design and carry out the research, and makes use of the results. 

The two-year programme will support six community organisations to develop their own evidence to influence change in their communities - and to take forward actions for improvement. The research evidence generated by the community organisations will be brought together through the Knowledge is Power website and used to help shape policy at a national level across Scotland.

Groups will be asked to fill in an application form and provide information about their work and knowledge of community-led action research. Applications will then be scored based on a programme criteria by SCDC and Poverty Alliance staff, with groups due to be notified after 4th October.

Knowledge is Power is a new programme from Scottish Community Development Centre and The Poverty Alliance to support community-led action research in Scotland - funded by The National Lottery Community Fund and Scottish Government.