CADISPA (Conservation and Development in Sparsely Populated Areas) is an independent charity which helps people in rural Scotland to build sustainable communities ‘for themselves – by themselves’. To do this, CADISPA works with local communities, offering them various forms of support including advice on funding and legal matters, a range of community based research services and access to a peer-to-peer network of similar groups across Scotland.
CADISPA offers a range of services to rural communities and groups around Scotland, including community planning studies, feasability studies, training and support to develop projects and organisations. We also offer free ongoing support and membership of our peer-to-peer network to the groups we work with.
Over the past twenty five years Cadispa has gathered and developed a huge range of resources to help communities and organisations to develop their community development skills. We have collated these together under these categories alongside other useful resources and publications that we think would be useful and relevant to members of the network to access and utilise.
CADISPA has a long history of working with public, private and third sector organisations. Drawing on twenty-five years of expertise and knowledge of community-led development, we offer services that help people to understand and develop their organisations, evaluate projects and services and engage with the public.