In addition to its regular output of events and publications, SURF undertakes special research and activities programmes.
This section features more information on these programmes, including:
2016 Manifesto for Regeneration (2014-16) – development of a consultative SURF network manifesto for presentation to Scotland’s main political parties in advance of the 2016 Scottish Parliament elections.
Alliance for Action (2013-15) – a focused attempt to bring local community groups together with national agencies in two case study communities. The purpose is to strengthen community resilience, deliver practical outcomes and provide policy and resource considerations to inform regeneration efforts in other contexts and geographies. The Alliance for Action is supported by the Scottish Government and Resilient Scotland Ltd.
Bridging Culture & Regeneration (2015-17) – an activities programme designed to improve networking opportunities and policy alignment between cultural fields and area-based regeneration.
Reality, Resources, Resilience (2011-12) – a study into the impact of, and responses to, the recession on disadvantaged communities in Scotland, delivered in partnership with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and supported by the Scottish Government.