Events for Communities

We run the Assets for People and Place webinars on a rolling basis throughout the year. If you would like to be added to the contact list for the next round, please contact coss [at] dtascot [dot] org [dot] uk 

Module 1 - Introduction to Community Asset Transfer

Date: Wednesday, 24 August, 2022 -
10:00 to 12:30
Venue: Online - Zoom
Cost: Free
The Community Ownership Support Service (COSS) invites you to an online presentation providing an introduction to the Community Asset Transfer process, designed specifically for community groups interested in Asset Transfer. This webinar concerns the transfer of PUBLICLY-OWNED assets (assets owned by local authorities and public bodies for example) rather than privately-owned assets ....
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Module 2 - Feasability

Date: Wednesday, 21 September, 2022 -
10:00 to 12:30
Venue: Online - Zoom
Cost: Free
This is Module 2 of 6 from COSS' Assets for People and Place webinar series. This module looks at feasibility. 
This module aims to provide community groups with the knowledge and practical skills required to explore the feasibility of engaging in Community Asset Transfer. It focuses on a number of areas, including the user demand and organisational asset transfer readiness. The...
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Module 1B - Introduction to Community Right to Buy

Date: Thursday, 29 September, 2022 -
14:00 to 16:30
Venue: Online - Teams
Cost: Free

Please note, this webinar is intended for community groups based in Scotland only.

This module has been developed by COSS to supplement our new guidance 'Module 1B - Introduction to Community Right to Buy'. The Webinar will provide community groups considering Community Right to Buy (CRtB) with:

  • A comparison...
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Module 3 - Business Planning

Date: Wednesday, 12 October, 2022 -
10:00 to 12:30
Venue: Online - Zoom
Cost: Free

COSS' Module 3 - Business Planning. Part of COSS' Assets for People and Places webinar series for community groups.

This webinar looks at business planning as part of the Asset Transfer process. The module covers:

  • What is a business plan for
  • Contents of business plan – an overview
  • Generating income...
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Module 4 - Financial Planning

Date: Wednesday, 9 November, 2022 -
10:00 to 12:30
Venue: Online - Zoom
Cost: Free
This module aims to cover the basics of managing your organisation's finances and provide practical examples:
  • Why is financial planning important?
  • Overview of the financial planning process
  • Case study
  • Q& A
The webinar will run on Wednesday the 9th of November from 10am to 12:30. It will include a break and a Q&A.
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Module 5 - Governance and People

Date: Wednesday, 14 December, 2022 -
10:00 to 12:30
Venue: Online - Zoom
Cost: Free
The Community Ownership Support Service (COSS) invites you to an online webinar on Module 5 - Governance and People. This webinar is specifically for community groups interested in Asset Transfer. Please note this webinar concerns the transfer of publicly-owned assets. 
 
The single biggest factor in the success of your plans is how you utilise the people around you –...
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Module 6 - Asset Management

Date: Wednesday, 11 January, 2023 -
10:00 to 12:30
Venue: Online - Zoom
Cost: Free
This module aims to provide an introduction to running an asset effectively post-acquisition. It considers key issues such as premises management, maintenance and use, financial controls and sustainability, risk management, social value and good environmental practice. It relates strongly to the previous modules in this programme, which contain information to ensure that once you take...
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