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Empowering communities
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This free course was written by Laurie Knell. It was first published in February 2021.

Except for third party materials and otherwise stated in the acknowledgements section, this content is made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Licence [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .

The material acknowledged below is Proprietary and used under licence (not subject to Creative Commons Licence). Grateful acknowledgement is made to the following sources for permission to reproduce material in this unit:


Course image:

Figure 1: Pixabay photos/ team-friendship-group-hands-4529717/

Figure 2: Community Empowerment Act (Scotland) op-ed/ time-change-time-ni-community-rights-act

Figure 3: Localism Act 2011 England op-ed/ time-change-time-ni-community-rights-act

Figure 4: Pixabay photos/ child-boy-people-emotion-park-774063/

Figure 5: Pixabay photos/ agree-agreement-asian-black-1238964/

Figure 6: courtesy: Scottish Community Development Centre

Figure 7: poster: ‘The Big Dish Out’ a local example that was delivered by the ‘Waste No Time Team’ with support from the Causeway Coast and Glens local council.


Video 1 and 2: Angela McCann © The Open University (2020)

Video 3: Robert Örell © The Open University (2020)

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