Social Impact Pledge

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

 Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

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Comhairle nan Eilean Siar pledges to:

Challenge ourselves to increase the positive impact we make on our local community and make better use of our assets – our buildings/grounds and our people.

In the next six months we will do at least three things that we don’t do at the moment to improve our social impact.                                                                                                        

Signed, Signature of CEOChief Executive, Malcolm Burr, August 2016.                                                                                                                                                                     

1st Commitment

Establish at least 15 new apprenticeship opportunities during 2016/17 covering the Employability Fund and Modern Apprenticeships through to graduate level qualifications with professional registration                         


Geographical location of impact

  • Throughout the Western Isles

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2nd Commitment

Progress Public Sector Governance and Local Democracy in Education and Children's Services through Community Signature during 2016/17 using participatory budgeting to inform budget priorities from 2017/18.                                                            

Geographical location of impact

  • All five Learning Communities of Western  Isles

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3rd Commitment

Make submission to Scottish Government as part of a Deal for the islands with proposals to enhance local democracy in public sector delivery.


Geographical location of impact

  • Islands Areas of Shetland, Orkney and Na h-Eileanan an lar


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