Community Development

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 Community Action Planning  Community planning at a local level

"Good community development is action that helps people to recognise and develop their potential and organise themselves to respond to problems and needs they share.  It supports the establishment of strong communities that control and use assets to promote social justice and help improve the quality of community life.  It also enables community and public agencies to work together to improve the quality of government."                                         
 Scottish Community Development Centre

We can offer:


  • Support for local community groups and voluntary organisations to overcome a range of challenges, including developing new projects, securing funding and exploring new ways of working.
  • Support for the Argyll and Bute Community Planning Partnership.
  • A key priority for the Team is to work in partnership with other agencies to support groups who work with vulnerable individuals and communities.


  • Conferences, workshops and training to support community organisations.
  • Advice for community groups and councils on community consultations and how to engage with their communities.

Tools and Resources


If you think we can help, please contact the Community Development Team at