Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015

Community Empowerment

Read 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.

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

See our area partnerships information pack for links and further information about community empowerment, funding and community ownership.

If you have any questions about how we will deliver the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 please contact our communities and partnerships team.