Resources: Policy and Research

Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015

The detail of the Act in full.  This should be used to relate the Asset Transfer Guidance Notes from the Scottish Government to the specific sections referred to within the Act.
 
PDF icon CEA in full.pdf

Asset Transfer Guidance for Relevant Authorities

This guidance has been developed for relevant authorities.  Relevant authorities are required to have regard to guidance issued by the Scottish Ministers in carrying out their functions in relation to asset transfer.

PDF icon Asset Transfer RA Guidance Notes.pdf

Community Right to Buy - Guidance - March 2016

Full guidance for community bodies, land owners and third parties.

Published by The Scottish Government, March 2016.

PDF icon Crtb guidance.pdf

Energising Community Halls

REAP's community energy guide "Energising Community Halls" can help your community building save money and look at what renewables might be suitable for your site. This guide is the result of a year-long CCF funded project by REAP based in Keith, Moray.

PDF icon Energising Community Halls

Funding Information - Green Buildings

An information sheet listing the different funding available for energy efficiency improvements to community buildings.

PDF icon Funding Information for Community Buildings

Creative Communities - Realising Opportunities for Local Enterprise

COSS advisors Nicky Donald and Tom Black delivered this workshop at the Gathering on 29 February 2012. 

PDF icon Creative Communities Workshop at the Gathering

Promoting Asset Transfer - Project 2009-2011 – Final Report

The final report on DTA Scotland's Promoting Asset Transfer programme

PDF icon Promoting Asset Transfer - Final Report

Community Empowerment Action Plan

The Community Empowerment Action Plan, jointly developed by the Scottish Government, COSLA and colleagues in the third sector, encourages people in both rural and urban areas to participate in the running of their neighbourhoods. The action plan provides clarity on what community empowerment is, why it is important and how communities can get involved.

PDF icon Community Empowerment Action Plan (Scottish Government and COSLA)

Public Asset Transfer: Empowering Communities

A review of Council policy and practice in relation to asset transfer across Scotland

PDF icon Public Asset Transfer: Empowering Communities (DTA Scotland)

Asset management in local government: Audit Scotland

This study evaluates the extent to which councils manage their assets to ensure effective service provision and achieve value for money, and makes recommendations for improvement. 

PDF icon Asset management in local government: Audit Scotland

Advancing Assets for Communities Year Two - Asset Transfer Unit

People, Places and Partnerships - the Development Trusts Association's second annual review into the progress of participants in the Advancing Assets for Communities demonstration programme. 

PDF icon Advancing Assets for Communities Year Two - Asset Transfer Unit

Making Assets Work - The Quirk Review

The Quirk Review of community management and ownership of public assets

PDF icon Making Assets Work - The Quirk Review

Communities controlling assets: a better understanding

This report contains the findings from research commissioned by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation on the experience of community organisations controlling assets in the UK.

PDF icon Communities controlling assets: a better understanding (Joseph Rowntree Foundation)

Disposal of Land by Local Authorities (Scotland) Regulations

The purpose of this guidance is to provide local authorities in Scotland with information that will assist when considering the disposal of land

PDF icon Disposal of Land by Local Authorities (Scotland) Regulations: General Guidance