Community Development Programme of Support

Angus Council Vibrant Communities Programme of Support returns for 2024-25.

Vibrant Communities Team in collaboration with Community Development partners, Angus Rural Partnership and Voluntary Action Angus will support the delivery of a series of online and face-to-face workshops and webinars to support and inspire community organisations.

The programme targets groups of all levels to ensure the communities of Angus can:

  • prepare and plan community engagements using the VOiCE tool
  • apply for funding
  • deliver their aspirations
  • understand their roles, responsibilities, and governance requirements

Watch this space as more events and training opportunities are added, along with details of how to book.

To find out more email

Meet the Funders

Webster Theatre, Arbroath, Tuesday 13 August from 11am to 3pm

For groups and organisations, including registered charities, constituted charity groups.

Attendees will be able to speak with officers from local and national funders to hear more about their funding priorities and discuss potential applications.

Funders confirmed so far:

  • National Lottery for Scotland
  • sportscotland
  • Historic Environment Scotland
  • Angus Rural Partnership
  • NHS Charitable Trust

Community development drop-in surgery (1)

Jars Community Hub, Victoria Park, Nursery Lane, Brechin, DD9 7ET

10:30am to 12:30pm, Wednesday 28 August

Drop in and speak to Community Development officers to find out how we can support your organisations with anything from starting a new group, project development, funding, community engagement and consultations.

Coming soon... Angus Village Halls Consultation

Angus Council's Vibrant Communities Team will be running a consultation to identify needs and challenges faced by the halls community and explore ways to enable village halls to become greener, stronger, and more resilient.

This survey will help us build a fuller picture of village halls in Angus. Results will be shared with relevant partners including Angus Federation of Village and Community Halls (AFVCH) for the purpose of collaboration.

Join the conversation

Let’s talk about running our village and community halls. An Angus Federation of Village and Community Halls (AFVCH) event.

Details including date and venue, to follow.

VOiCE training for communities

Tuesday 10 September, 1pm to 3pm, Millenium Hall, Birkhill 

Reserve a spot at VOiCE training Birkhill

Tuesday 17 September, 7pm to 9pm, Arbroath Academy Community Wing

Reserve a spot at VOiCE training Arbroath

VOiCE is planning and recording software that assists individuals, organisations and partnerships to design and deliver effective community engagement. VOiCE helps you:

  • reflect on what you are trying to achieve
  • develop plans that align with your purpose
  • monitor progress
  • evaluate the process and outcomes
  • learn for future activity

At these interactive workshops Vibrant Communities officers will take you through the four sections of VOiCE (Analyse, Plan, Do, Review) to help you carry out a well-structured, managed and evaluated engagement process.

Places are limited to 20 per venue. Booking details will be posted here soon.

Trustees Roles and Responsibilities: Good governance and changes in charity law

Forfar (venue to be confirmed) Thursday 12 September (evening)

In collaboration with Angus Rural Partnership. To be delivered by charity lawyers.

Community Development drop-in surgery (2)

Forfar – Thursday 26 September (venue to be confirmed)

Drop in and speak to Community Development officers to find out how we can support your organisation with anything from starting a new group, project development, funding, community engagement and consultations.

Angus Community Development Conference

Carnoustie Golf Links Hotel, Wednesday 30 October, 9:30am to 3:30pm

The conference will be open to all Community groups and organisations within Angus to share, learn and network with other delegates.  A range of speakers from around Scotland, from local and national organisations will showcase exemplar ideas, highlight support and funding guidance to inspire groups and organisations to take their project to the next level, whether it is getting their project off the ground or taking ownership of land or buildings that will lead to inspirational community-led projects.