Success for Dundee at the COSLA Awards

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Innovative Dundee City Council projects have struck double gold at a national awards ceremony. 

Two council initiatives won prestigious Gold recognition in the COSLA Excellence Awards which celebrate the best in the local government.

The Get Ready for Work – Employability for Refugees partnership programme gave Syrian refugees, resettled in Dundee, employability and language skills needed to find and keep a job.

Dundee Decides was the biggest project any council in Scotland has undertaken in participatory budgeting, with people across Dundee voting on how Β£1.2 million should be spent in their communities.

Councillor Willie Sawers, Deputy Leader of Dundee City Council, said: β€œThis is an amazing achievement, we are all immensely proud of the hard work and dedication that has gone in to make these projects a success for people in the city.

β€œBoth projects have delivered results and changed lives across Dundee.”

Also, both Earth Hour 2018 and the Family Fresh Air Club won Bronze Excellence Awards. 

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