Community Partnerships Project

The Community Partnerships Project is a groundbreaking initiative to give a voice to people typically under-represented in political life.

The project, developed by the Parliament’s Education and Community Partnerships Team, works with disability rights organisations, difficult-to-reach young people, and people from ethnic minorities to help them get involved with and influence the activities of the Parliament.

The aim of the project is to build confidence on the part of external organisations by:

  • Strengthening their understanding and awareness of the Parliament, its role and its processes
  • Enhancing their ability to take positive action through parliamentary processes.
  • Facilitating meaningful engagement by each partner organisation in the parliamentary process

Importantly, the project is driven by the partner organisations themselves. Partners bring their energy, vision and commitment to the project, and will ensure that their specific campaign and awareness needs are considered within the parliamentary engagement process.

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Community Partnerships Project 3 (2011-2012)

See the partners who are working on the current Community Partnership Project

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Community Partnerships Project 2 (2010-2011)

The Community Partnerships Project is a groundbreaking initiative to give a voice to people typically under-represented in political life.

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Community Partnerships Project 1 (2008-2010)

Find out more about the initial Community Partnership Project partners