Community Learning and Development (CLD) Strategy: 2018-2021

Closed 17 Aug 2018

Opened 15 Jun 2018


What is CLD?

Community learning and development (CLD) supports people, individually and in groups, to make changes in their own lives and communities, through learning.” It aims to support:

  1. Improved life chances for people of all ages, through learning, personal development and active citizenship;
  2. Stronger, more resilient, supportive, influential and inclusive communities.

The main aim of CLD is to help individuals and communities tackle real issues in their lives through being actively involved in their local communities and engaging in learning opportunities to develop their own skills and knowledge.

Some examples include; working with young people to help them build their confidence and give them opportunities to gain skills and accreditation, working with adults to build employability skills and working with community groups to build their skills to become effective committees.

 More information can be found on the CLD page of East Renfrewshire Council's website.

Why We Are Consulting

We are required to prepare a three year Plan which sets out what CLD Services we will provide in East Renfrewshire.

We are currently developing our Plan for the next three years, and we are looking for your views on our priorities.


  • All Areas


  • Community Councils
  • Tenants and Residents Associations
  • Development Trusts
  • Seniors Forums
  • Third Sector Forum
  • Area Forums
  • East Renfrewshire Access Panel
  • Public Partnership Forum
  • Seniors Forums
  • Development Trusts
  • Faith Forums
  • Church Groups
  • Healthy Living Groups
  • Hobby and Interest Groups
  • Young Mothers and Parenting Support Groups
  • Adult and Family Learning Groups
  • Uniformed Organisations
  • Health Support Groups
  • Arts and Culture Groups
  • Sports Clubs and Organisations
  • All service users
  • Residents of East Renfrewshire
  • Parents & Carers


  • Community Learning and Development