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- Scottish Community Alliance
This paper, commissioned by The Scottish Community Alliance, is based on interviews with nine community led organisations across Scotland, all facing different challenges, and all playing a pivotal role in responding to the covid-19 pandemic.
The research finds that community anchor organisations have been able to react to the COVID-19 pandemic in ways that have ensured local needs were assessed and responded to quickly while simultaneously adapting their operations to cope with a fast changing environment.
A number of factors were mentioned as to why community anchors responded effectively to the crisis, those included: Organisational and financial capacity; independence; experience; trust and access to resources
The report makes a number of recommendations, including:
Provide anchor organisations with secure and sufficient operational core funding.
Work with communities to make decisions and allocate resources.
Continue building trust and working in partnership at a local level.
Devolve decision making and resource allocation to the lowest practicable level.
Continue to build resilience at a local level.
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