Rural Wisdom Themes and Updates

Over the last year, we’ve been sharing videos about good practice from the many projects Rural Wisdom has been involved in across Scotland and Wales since 2017.  The ideas in these videos are intended to inspire and educate people to take action and make improvements in their own communities across the UK. Community Transport Transport…

Pupil serving a plate of food at an intergenerational lunch club

How have rural areas been transformed by Rural Wisdom?

How have rural areas been transformed by Rural Wisdom? Bringing ideas to life Like many development projects in the UK, the aim of Rural Wisdom has been to reduce social isolation and loneliness for older people. However, Rural Wisdom differs from other projects of this kind, due to its unique blend to community development and…

A man carefully plants seeds in a community garden

A labour of love – the future of funding systems

The future of funding systems for projects like Rural Wisdom A labour of love Getting funding to support community development projects, like Rural Wisdom, has often been an un-paid and precarious labour of love. Many hours are often spent shaping a project to meet a particular set of criteria, filling in forms, gathering evidence and…

Creating space for rural voices

Earlier this year we designed and hosted a series of online webinars that brought together individuals and organisations from across Scotland and Wales. Shared learning has always been an important part of Rural Wisdom and we’ve been learning new ways of doing this since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to the lockdowns and…