Success for Dundee at the COSLA Awards

Willie Sawers

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 £1.2 million should be spent in their communities.

Councillor Willie Sawers, Deputy Leader of Dundee City Council, said: “This 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.

“Both 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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