Community benefits are contractual agreements that can be included in public contracts and frameworks between a contracting authority and a supplier.
Public procurement has a responsibility to supply its local communities through its contract spend and is obligated to deliver benefits through public procurement regulations.
Community benefits is not a funding pot where funds will be accessed and exchanged but they can support volunteering projects, assistance with community facilities, environmental proposals and much more.
There are a number of ways that third sector organisations can advertise projects which would be assisted by receiving these community benefits.
NHS Community Benefits Gateway
Watch a short animation which describes how NHS Community Benefits work here.
Access the NHS Gateway here, to register and to submit your asks for community benefits here.
Perth & Kinross Council
PKC also run a Community Benefits programme. You will find details here.
You can submit your application here.
BAM Nuttall are the main contractors for the Cross Tay Link Road that is under construction. They have made a commitment to providing community benefits to the communities that border this major development. Details here.