Independently we all work to deliver community activity at a local level, together we create a unique opportunity to effect change for the whole Park community.
Our communities are very varied; differing in size, location and local authority, all of which impact on how we work together. At the Partnership we want to celebrate these differences and learn from one another about what works and why. We are constantly looking at ways of working which identify common interests, goals and aspirations.
Local Area Networks, The Gathering event, Community Volunteer Awards and training events are just some of the ways we do this.
Local Area Networks currently operate in three areas of the Park – Cowal, Lomond and Trossachs. Area Networks are a valuable opportunity for community members to meet, share their experiences, discover and connectlocal issues, find out what is going on in their area and identify new opportunities for local development.
Each year the Community Partnership runs a range of training courses to help support community activity. Training is delivered in response to community need. This year – based on your feedback at Area Networks – the Community Partnership will be focussing on: Funding and Fundraising Workshops Community Asset Ownership Information…Read more »
This year volunteers from communities within the National Park will be honoured at the Gathering’s volunteer awards ceremony on Saturday the 5th November at The Buchanan Arms Hotel in Drymen. These awards recognise the amazing work being carried out at grassroots level in communities across the Park, acknowledging the work of individuals and…Read more »
Invitations to communities from in and around the National Park are now being issued for this year’s Gathering. Some of you may remember from our prize raffle at last year’s Gathering that together you managed to raise over two hundred pounds towards funding a project very close to Gartmore’s heart. On Saturday 5th November at The Buchanan…Read more »