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Scottish Land Fund success for asset transfers

21 July, 2020
We were delighted that so many (7 out of 16) recent Scottish Land Fund awards went to asset transfers - congrats to Cliftonville & Coatdyke Community Group; Strathglass & Affric Community Company; Friends of Dundonald Castle; The Ridge; Dornoch Area Community Interest Company (DACIC); and Dunnet Forestry Trust.
 
£49,000 was awarded to The Ridge who we have been working with and whose asset transfer request was approved by East Lothian Council in February. Kate Darrah, Managing Director at The Ridge said “It was a massive slog, but we got there! Thanks so much also for your input at the outset, which was absolutely key in pointing us in the right direction.”
 
Congratulations to all involved. You can read more about the latest round of Scottish Land Fund awards at https://www.glasgowtimes.co.uk/news/18515624.land-placed-back-communitys-hands-thanks-3-6m-grant/.
 
If you'd like advice on funding or any other issue relating to asset transfer - please get in touch!
 

Community-led assets at centre of Coronavirus response

16 June, 2020

Local, community organisations have been at the forefront of the coronavirus response in Scotland. At the Community Ownership Support Service, we are not surprised that many of the groups we work with to take on assets have been so well placed to provide effective support in their communities during this time. Who better to support those who need it than these organisations who know the people and the places they are rooted in so well? Fantastic examples of this are Kinning Park Complex's 'Acts of Organised Kindness' project, Inverclyde Shed's community garden and Cowie Rural Action Group's food delivery and community support services. 

Follow the link below to hear more about the fantastic work these organisations are doing. Maybe they will inspire you, or maybe you are already doing similar work, in which case we would love to hear from you.

COSS are working from home at this time but our advisers are still available to offer advice and support. Call us on 07579 008 467 or email coss [at] dtascot [dot] org [dot] uk.