Following on from the SURF Award celebratory dinner shortlisted Award projects are invited to take part in a series of Shared Learning workshops  in the Spring.  The purpose of these events is to allow the projects to share experiences, both positive and negative, with the wider SURF network. This allows for discussion on aspects of learning and also how that fits into wider policy.

Due to the impacts of Coronavirus the events were moved to a virtual format in July 2021

Contact details are provided to allow for questions to be sent directly to the project, should you have any.

2020 SURF Awards Shared Learning Workshops

SURF Award Shared Learning Event Summary Report

A summary report of the learning outcomes from all four Shared Learning Workshops

To be added – please check back

Successful methods of supporting young people to overcome barriers to employment – 8th July

This workshop brought all three projects shortlisted in the Youth Employability category together; with additional input from Skills Development Scotland.

Materials

Successful methods of supporting young people to overcome barriers to employment Workshop Programme.docx

Attendance List

Chat Notes

Awards Leaflet

Presentations

Street League: Head, Body, Future – Street League Slides

Move On: Employability Fund – Move On Slides

Community Renewal Trust’s Employability Team – CRT were not present on the day but did provide a pre-recorded presentation – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1tKFYfWLog

Skills Development Scotland – SDS Slides

Event Recording

The full event can be viewed on the SURF YouTube Channel HERE

Achieving wider community regeneration outcomes through housing led approaches – 15th July

This workshop brought all three of the shortlisted projects from the Housing and Regeneration category together; with additional input from the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA).

Materials

Achieving wider community regeneration outcomes through housing led approaches Workshop Programme.docx

Attendance List.docx

Chat Notes

Awards Leaflet

Presentations

Nith Valley Leaf Trust Community-Owned Passivhaus – NVLT Slides

Dunarn St, Newtyle – Dunarn Street, Newtyle Slides

Gairloch – Gairloch Slides

Scottish Federation of Housing Associations – SFHA Slides

Event Recording

The full event can be viewed on the SURF YouTube Channel HERE

Transferable lessons for place-based regeneration – 22nd July

This workshop brought both winners from the Community Led and Scotland’s Most Improved Place categories, along with the Special Recognition award winning Larkhall Community Network; with additional input from the Scottish Government, Scotland’s Towns Partnership and Highlands and Islands Enterprise.

Materials

Transferable lessons for place-based regeneration Workshop Programme.docx

Attendance List.docx

Chat Notes

Awards Leaflet

Presentations

The Tannahill Centre – The Tannahill Centre Slides

Campbeltown – Campbeltown – Argyll and Bute Council Slides

Larkhall Community Network – Larkhall Community Network Slides

Scottish Government Scottish Government Slides

Scotland’s Towns Partnership – Scotland’s Towns Partnership Slides

Highlands and Islands Enterprise – Highlands and Islands Enterprise Slides

Event Recording

The full event can be viewed on the SURF YouTube Channel HERE

How can embedding artistic approaches enable communities to become agents for change? – 29th July

This workshop brought all three projects shortlisted in the Creative Regeneration category together; with additional input from Creative Scotland.

Materials

How can embedding artistic approaches enable communities to become agents for change Workshop Programme

Attendance List

Chat Notes

Awards Leaflet

Presentations

The Glasgow Barons – The Glasgow Barons Slides

Toonspeak Young People’s Theatre –  Toonspeak Slides

Plantation Productions – Creative Steps Slides

Creative Scotland – Creative Scotland Slides

Event Recording

The full event can be viewed on the SURF YouTube Channel HERE

2021 SURF Awards

The 2021 SURF Awards are open for applications until 5pm on Monday 6th September.

Further information on categories, criteria and how to apply can be found at: https://www.surf.scot/surf-awards/ 

Previous Years

2019 SURF Awards Shared Learning Workshops

Due to the impacts of Coronavirus the events did not take place in 2020. Projects provided presentations and notes to share learning from their journey.

SURF Award Shared Learning Event Summary Report

A summary report of the learning outcomes from all four Shared Learning Workshops

2019 SURF Award Shared Learning Report

Achieving wider community regeneration outcomes through housing led approaches

This workshop brought two of the shortlisted projects from the Housing and Regeneration category together; with additional input from the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) and Urban Union.

Unfortunately, Wheatley Group withdrew from providing materials at this time but a short summary of the project will be included in the Shared Learning Report.

Achieving wider community regeneration outcomes through housing led approaches Workshop Programme

Presentations

Glenurquhart Care Project

Presentation with notes

Fraser Avenue (Kingdom HA)

Presentation with notes

SFHA

Presentation with notes

Urban Union

Presentation

Presentation Notes

Transferable lessons for place-based regeneration

This workshop brought both winners from the Community Led and Scotland’s Most Improved Place categories; with additional input from the Scottish Government, Scotland’s Towns Partnership and Highlands and Islands Enterprise.

Transferable lessons for place-based regeneration Workshop Programme

Presentations

Ochiltree Community Hub

Presentation with notes

Calton Barras

Presentation with notes

Scottish Government – Place Team

Presentation

Presentation Notes

Scotland’s Towns Partnership

Presentation with notes

Highlands and Islands Enterprise

Presentation with notes

Successful methods of supporting young people to overcome barriers to employment

This workshop brought all three projects shortlisted in the Youth Employability category together; with additional input from Skills Development Scotland and the Scottish Government.

Successful methods of supporting young people to overcome barriers to employment Workshop Programme

Presentations

Achieving the Right Transferable Skills for Todays Job Market!

Presentation

Presentation Notes

Community Renewal Trust’s Employment Safety Net

Presentation

Presentation Notes

Young Enterprise Scotland: Pathways Programme

Presentation with notes

Skills Development Scotland

Presentation with notes

Scottish Government – Employability Team

Presentation

Notes to be added

How can embedding artistic approaches enable communities to become agents for change?

This workshop brought all three projects shortlisted in the Creative Regeneration category together; with additional input from Creative Scotland. Unfortunately, the Scottish Government Culture Team withdrew from providing content for the event.

How can embedding artistic approaches enable communities to become agents for change Workshop Programme

WHALE Arts

Presentation with notes

The Glasgow Barons

Presentation

Presentation Notes

Inverness Creative Academy

Presentation with notes

Creative Scotland

Presentation to be added

Video – About Creative Scotland and intro to funding

2018 SURF Awards Shared Learning Workshops

SURF Award Shared Learning Summary Report

A combined summary report of the main points and discussions from all three Shared Learning Workshops.

Workshop Summary Report

Best practice approaches to place-based regeneration – 2nd May

This workshop brought all three winners from the Community Led, Housing and Scotland’s Most Improved Place categories; with additional input from the Scottish Government, Scotland’s Towns Partnership and Highlands and Islands Enterprise.

Best practice approaches to place-based regeneration Workshop Programme

Attendee List

Presentations

Westray Development Trust

Chapelpark

Papay Community Coop

Place Principle – Scottish Government

Scotland’s Towns Partnership

Highlands and Islands Enterprise

Overcoming barriers to employability facing Scotland’s young people – 15th May

This workshop brought all three projects shortlisted in the Youth Employability category together; with additional input from Skills Development Scotland.

Overcoming barriers to employability facing Scotland’s young people Workshop Programme

Attendee List

Presentations

Key points from the presentation by the Pathfinder Programme

Kingdom Works

Pathway to Success

Skills Development Scotland

Developing the Young Workforce

The importance of culture and creative arts in community regeneration – 30th May

This workshop brought all three projects shortlisted in the Creative Regeneration category together; with additional input from Creative Scotland, Arts and Business Scotland and the Paisley Partnership.

The importance of culture and creative arts in community regeneration Workshop Programme

Attendee List

Presentations

Findhorn Bay Arts

WHALE Arts

Arts and Business Scotland

Renfrewshire Council

2017 SURF Awards Shared Learning Workshops

SURF Award Shared Learning Summary Report

A combined summary report of the main points and discussions from all three Shared Learning Workshops.

Workshop Summary Report

New approaches towards tackling barriers to employability – 3rd May

This workshop brought all three projects shortlisted in the Youth Employability category together along with the winner of the Community Led Award; with additional input from Skills Development Scotland.

Like many of our community projects things aren’t always as they first seem – the reality of regeneration

New approaches towards tackling barriers to employability Workshop Programme

Attendee List

Presentations

LinkLiving Presentation

LinkLiving Film – Becky

Dundee International Women’s Centre Presentation

Creative Pathways Presentation

Skills Development Scotland Presentation

The role of creative arts in regeneration – 17th May

This workshop featured presentations from all three projects shortlisted in the Creative Regeneration category. Additional input came from Creative Scotland and the Cultural Enterprise Office.

The role of creative arts in regeneration Workshop Programme

Attendee List

Presentations

RIG Arts Presentation

Cateran’s Common Wealth Presentation

Alchemy Presentation

Creative Scotland PresentationCultural Enterprise Office Presentation

Successful approaches to regenerating Scotland’s places – 31st May

This workshop featured presentations from the Most Improved Place winner Irvine in North Ayrshire and also the Housing winner Ulva Ferry Housing Project in Mull. Additional input came from Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Scottish Government and Scotland’s Towns Partnership.

Successful approaches to regenerating Scotland’s Places Workshop Programme

Attendee List

Presentations

Irvine Presentation

Ulva Ferry Housing Project Presentation

Scottish Government Presentation

Scotland’s Towns Partnership Presentation

HIE Presentation

2016 SURF Awards Shared Learning Workshops

Workshop Summary Report

A combined summary report of learning from all three workshops.

SURF Awards Workshops Report

New approaches towards tackling youth employability challenges – 4th May

This workshop brought all three projects shortlisted in the Youth Employability category together along with input from Skills Development Scotland and the Third Sector Employability Forum.

Youth Employability Workshop Programme

Attendance List

The ‘leaf sheep’, a sea slug capable of generating its own energy via photosyenthisis, was the ‘face’ of the 2016 SURF Awards

Presentations

Street League

Stepping Up

Skills Development Scotland

Third Sector Employability Forum

Reversing economic decline in Scotland’s towns – 18th May

This workshop featured presentations from the Most Improved Town winner Lochgelly in Fife and also the Community Led winner Tomintoul and Glenlivet Regeneration Project. Additional input came from Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Scottish Government and Scotland’s Towns Partnership.

Towns Workshop Programme

Attendance List

Presentations

Lochgelly

Tomintoul and Glenlivet Regeneration

Highlands and Islands Enterprise

Scottish Government

Scotland’s Towns Partnership

Promoting creative arts in community regeneration – 1st June

This workshop featured presentations from all three projects shortlisted in the Creative Regeneration category. Additional input came from Creative Scotland and Paisley 2021.

Creative Workshop Programme

Attendance List

Presentations

The Stove Network

HippFest

Made in Easterhouse (Platform)

Creative Scotland

Paisley 2021

2015 SURF Awards Shared Learning Workshops

Workshop Summary Report

A combined summary report of learning from all three workshops.

Workshop Summary Report

AA
Creative Scotland
Dundee Partnership
Glasgow City Council
GQ
Highlands and Islands Enterprise
Historic Environment Scotland
Museums Galleries Scotland
Scottish Enterprise
Scottish Federation of Housing Associations
Scottish Gad
Scottish Government
Skills Development Scotland
Wheatley Group