Welcome to Knowledge is Power

We're really excited to be kicking off this new piece of work to support community-led action research. Here at SCDC we're delighted to be working with our friends at The Poverty Alliance and grateful to our funders the National Lottery Community Fund Scotland and the Scottish Government for helping to make this happen.

We can't wait to see how the ideas, skills and knowledge of communities can be used to help take action on the issues important to them.

Central to community-led action research is putting communities in control of what evidence looks like and how it's used. We think a critical mass of community generated evidence could be a game changer in how decisions and policy are made - for the better.

With support for six organisations to undertake community-led action research (more details about how this will work soon!), a new website to bring together resources and an aim to help shape policy at a national level, we're now beginning the next steps of this new programme.

We're looking forward to having you along to support this to happen and hope you can get involved. In the meantime, we'll be tweeting from @KnowledgeScot and working hard on the next stages of this work.


Fiona Garven
SCDC Director