about us

Local Recovery is a non-political group which works to give all our communities a louder voice.

We believe the policies of local authorities and national governments should deliver for local communities.

We work with local people, organisations and councils to help them communicate with their representatives and secure a brighter future for their local community.

Working with our supporters, we have already helped to deliver millions of pounds in funding for local communities by calling on elected representatives to do more for their communities.

local communities

We believe that local communities are best placed to create positive change in their cities, towns and villages.

When Local Recovery was established, the Covid-19 pandemic had caused unprecedented disruption to jobs, schools, our NHS, the economy and so much more. Many communities were hit hard – and, as they reflected on rebuilding and regenerating, it was clear how vital local voices were in that discussion.

local priorities

Local Recovery is an independent, non-partisan campaigning that works to give Scotland’s communities a louder voice. We advocate for government at all levels to recognise and acknowledge local priorities in policymaking –and to put real power into the hands of local people.

At the heart of Local Recovery is a belief that harnessing the power of communities is vital to progress. That government should be about breaking down barriers to community action and supporting local innovation.

We also work to help signpost high-quality local projects and valuable community groups to support and funding from government and other sources.  

Local Recovery is a non-profit organisation, legally established as a company limited by guarantee. We work with thousands of active and engaged supporters across each of Scotland’s 32 local authority areas.

Details of Local Recovery’s board and ambassadors are available here.