Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015

Community Empowerment

Read the frequently asked questions and our presentation to area forums.

The Community Empowerment Bill received Royal Assent and became an Act on 24 July 2015. Different parts of the act will come in to force at different times.

The Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 will help to empower community bodies through the ownership of land and buildings, and by strengthening their voices in the decisions that matter to them.

Community Empowerment FAQs

Download frequently asked questions about Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015.

Further information

For more information about the different parts of the act, visit the Scottish Government website.

The Scottish Community Development Centre has written a briefing that explains the provisions of the Act. It sets out some of the implications and opportunities for:

  • community development
  • community organisations
  • community planning

If you have any questions about how we will deliver the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 please contact our community engagement team online.