Following on from the SURF Award celebratory dinner shortlisted Award projects are invited to take part in a series of Shared Learning workshops  in the Spring.  The purpose of these events is to allow the projects to share experiences, both positive and negative, with the wider SURF network. This allows for discussion on aspects of learning and also how that fits into wider policy.

Workshop outcomes

SURF award shared learning event summary report

A summary report of the learning outcomes from all four Shared Learning Workshops

Successful methods of supporting young people to overcome barriers to employment

8th July

This workshop brought all three projects shortlisted in the Youth Employability category together; with additional input from Skills Development Scotland.


Street League Slides

Presented By: Street League: Head, Body, Future

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Move On Slides

Presented By: Move On: Employability Fund

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CRT Video

Presented By: Community Renewal Trust’s Employability Team

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SDS Slides

Presented By: Skills Development Scotland

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Achieving wider community regeneration outcomes through housing led approaches

15th July

This workshop brought all three of the shortlisted projects from the Housing and Regeneration category together; with additional input from the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA).


NVLT Slides

Presented By: Nith Valley Leaf Trust Community-Owned Passivhaus

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Dunarn Street, Newtyle Slides

Presented By: Dunarn St, Newtyle

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Gairloch Slides

Presented By: Gairloch

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SFHA Slides

Presented By: Scottish Federation of Housing Associations

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Transferable lessons for place-based regeneration

22nd July

This workshop brought both winners from the Community Led and Scotland’s Most Improved Place categories, along with the Special Recognition award winning Larkhall Community Network; with additional in


The Tannahill Centre Slides

Presented By: The Tannahill Centre

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Campbeltown – Argyll and Bute Council Slides

Presented By: Campbeltown

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Larkhall Community Network Slides

Presented By: Larkhall Community Network

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Scottish Government Slides

Presented By: Scottish Government

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Scotland’s Towns Partnership Slides

Presented By: Scotland’s Towns Partnership

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Highlands and Islands Enterprise Slides

Presented By: Highlands and Islands Enterprise

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How can embedding artistic approaches enable communities to become agents for change?

29th July

This workshop brought all three projects shortlisted in the Creative Regeneration category together; with additional input from Creative Scotland.


The Glasgow Barons Slides

Presented By: The Glasgow Barons

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Toonspeak Slides

Presented By: Toonspeak Young People’s Theatre

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Creative Steps Slides

Presented By: Plantation Productions

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Creative Scotland Slides

Presented By: Creative Scotland

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