Participation requests

What is a participation request?

Participation requests were introduced by the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015. They’re a tool that community groups can use when they want to be involved in a public body’s decision-making process.

For example, if a group is not already involved in discussions about making a service better, they can ask to be included by submitting a formal participation request.

You can find out more about participation requests and how they’re handled by reading our short leaflet.

How you can send a request to Stirling Council

To send us a request, please complete our form.

If you're unsure about any of the questions, you can find useful background information in our guidance notes.

Submitting a request

Once you've completed your form, please email it to

If this isn't suitable, you can send a paper copy to the following address.

Participation Requests
Stirling Council
Community Development team

If you need help at any stage of the process, you can email or telephone 01786 233 076.