SURF and the Scottish Government deliver the annual SURF Awards for Best Practice in Community Regeneration to identify and share examples of high impact in addressing social and economic problems in Scottish places.
In May of 2019, SURF arranged a series of shared learning workshop events with representatives of the five category winning and shortlisted SURF Award initiatives from the 2018 ‘20th Anniversary’ process. The goal of these events was to explore, in some depth, what transferable lessons these projects can offer to regeneration practitioners working in other sectors and geographies.
This report presents a summary of the main outcomes from the three SURF Awards workshop events, and their respective themes:
Best practice approaches to place-based regeneration;
Overcoming barriers to employability facing Scotland’s young people and;
The importance of culture and creative arts in community regeneration.
Access the report here.