Engaging in community asset transfer involves three core elements:
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
This guidance has been developed for both relevant authorities and community bodies. Relevant authorities are required to have regard to guidance issued by the Scottish Ministers in carrying out their functions in relation to asset transfer.
There is more guidance for community transfer bodies on completing the request form, and more for relevant authorities on the acknowledgement and notices they have to issue following receipt of a request.Asset Transfer CTB Guidance Notes.pdf
If your group is looking to take on an asset to develop a growing project or community garden, Social Farms and Gardens has published a Community Growing Resource Pack specifically for Scottish groups. It can be downloaded below.Community Growing Resource Pack Scotland.pdf