Pledging to get alongside communities as they turn ideas into action

Iain Gray MSP has hosted Corra Foundation at a Scottish parliament reception to allow MSPs to hear from people across Scotland who are changing their communities for the better.

Through its People in Place programme, Corra Foundation works alongside nine communities in Scotland, engaging with local people and partners to understand their aspirations, challenges and shared priorities. The People in Place team uses a place-based approaches to get alongside people, listen to their ideas and support the change that matters to them.

The reception was an opportunity to bring members of the nine communities together. Guests heard the stories of community members, as they reflected on what inspires them to get involved in their local area and the difference their involvement has made, including through local events, community gardens, food shares, community bakeries and projects working to empower parents.

Iain Gray MSP said:

 “I was delighted to attend this reception and hear inspiring stories from people who are changing their communities for the better. I know from my own constituency what a powerful force for good local people are. When they are listened to and given flexible support, people can shape solutions that bring communities together, improve local areas and meet the challenges they face.”

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