Evaluation of Community Empowerment Act: Review of Participation Requests

Project Details


Part 3 of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 introduces the right from community bodies to make Participation Requests (PRs) which offer an opportunity for increased community engagement and dialogue with Public Sector Authorities (PSAs) to identify new solutions in service co-production and improve public services. The objective of PRs is to empower community bodies to participate in decisions that are important to them. Evidence capturing ways in which PRs are implemented by PSAs, utilised by communities, and the impact they have on community empowerment is needed to inform policymakers about the effectiveness of the policy.

This research will evaluate the early stages of the implementation of Part 3 of the Act developing an understanding of the provision at community and public sector levels. The research design offers a degree of flexibility to respond to the dynamic nature of the new PR processes.
Effective start/end date16/04/1830/01/20


  • Scottish Government: £30,000.00


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