This new publication aims to help facilitate more successful community asset transfers by providing information, guidance and informative case studies that address the more commonly encountered risks associated with asset transfer. It draws on the experience COSS has gained supporting communities over many years and provides practical steps for public bodies to work with groups to achieve the best possible results for the community.Managing Risk in Asset Transfer 2020 (COSS).pdf
Engaging in community asset transfer involves three core elements:
This module aims to provide organisations 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.
This new PDF has been developed by Community Ownership Support Service (COSS). It is used by COSS advisors to identify where you are in the process, as laid down in Part 5; Asset Transfer, in the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015. It helps to guide you through the steps along the way to achieving your goals. Side one of the poster shows the four phases of the asset transfer process and signposts each phase of the journey. Side two gives more detail and links to relevant information for each phase.Asset transfer route map web.pdf
Through this study, Development Trusts Association Scotland (DTAS) has sought to establish the current scale and nature of community ownership of assets across Scotland. The research was conducted by DTAS’ Community Ownership Support Service (COSS).Community Ownership in Scotland - A Baseline Study
Fundraising for the development and ongoing management of your community asset will be a key part of your early planning. If you haven’t done it before it can seem daunting. This guide aims to help you to establish a funding package; highlighting options to raise money beyond loan and grant funding. It has been updated in 2019 to reflect the recent changes to fundraising regulations.
DTAS Beyond The Ususal Suspects_WEB.pdf