Participation requests

Participation requests are one part of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015.  

They allow community bodies to ask the Council, or other public authorities, to be involved in decisions and put forward their ideas for how services could be changed to improve outcomes for their community.  This could include community bodies taking on delivery of services.

There are already several ways you can be involved in local decision making. For example, through our

Participation requests do not replace these.

Make a participation request

You can only make a request as a part of an eligible community body. This means the body must have a membership which is open to the community and whose work benefits the community.

Download the participation request form (DOCX)

 and send it completed to us.

If you need any help to make your request, or if you need any information in another language or format email


Download Council participation request reports (PDFs)
Download Scottish Government draft guidance on making participation request (DOCX, 575 KB) 
Download guidance for community bodies (PDF, 1 MB)

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