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Scotland's leading community sector networks have joined together as the Scottish Community Alliance in order to  campaign for a strong and independent community sector in Scotland.

The Alliance has two main functions - to promote the work of local people in their communities and to influence national policy development. We email regular briefings to our supporters on both these themes. More about us here...

local people leading

17 December 2014

Ever since the banks brought the country to the brink of insolvency, we’ve become accustomed to the idea of throwing billions of good money after bad. Over time, public outrage seems to have been relaced by a numbed acceptance of the devastation that's been inflicted on our public finances. A case in point is the Chancellor’s recent budget statement which slipped by with barely a murmur.  And yet the Institute for Fiscal Studies – hardly renowned for hyperbole – predicts that the cuts as planned will render the State unrecognisable.  The Chancellor made it clear that we aren’t even half way through his deficit reduction journey.  And as the only dispute between the main parties seems to be the pace at which we should travel, it seems we can go in one of two ways.  Suffer the slow painful dismantling of the state by a thousand resisted cuts, or take a more radical path of a managed shrinking of the State allied to a programme of reinvestment in community assets. Assets like this project that are often referred to as the low hanging fruit. Step one – stop picking the fruit. Step two – start nurturing it.

 

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The country's leading community based networks have joined together as the SCA to campaign for a strong and independent community sector in Scotland

Logos of supporter organisations logo: development trusts association scotland logo: senscot (social entrepreneurs network scotland) logo: community retailing network logo: community transport association scotland logo: community energy scotland logo: scottish allotments and gardens society logo: glasgow and west scotland ha logo: employers in voluntary housing logo: scottish league of credit unions logo: voluntary arts scotland logo: federation of city farms & community gardens logo: community health exchange logo: community woodlands association logo: glasgow and west of scotland forum of housing associations logo: scottish communities climate action network logo: nourish scotland logo: community land scotland logo: community resources network scotland logo: scottish communities for health & wellbeing