How to apply
How to apply for a Community Asset Transfer.
We would encourage any group that has an interest in land or a building to contact the Community Asset Transfer team for an initial discussion on their ideas. This helps us to understand the interest and needs and to direct you to support available.
Stage 1 CAT Initial Enquiry Form
Preparing a business case for a formal Asset Transfer Request can be a big task; therefore, applicants are required to submit an expression of interest prior to submitting a formal asset transfer request.
Before you submit a completed Expression of Interest form:
- Read the Scottish Government guidelines (PDF) [874KB] for Community Transfer Bodies (CTB)
The submitted initial expression of interest will then be checked by the Community Asset Team who will engage with applicants to provide useful information including advice on the title, condition of the property and running costs etc.
Stage 2 Formal CAT request
Once the Enquiry form has been checked and discussed and the applicant has confirmed that they wish to progress, the applicant may submit a formal Community Asset Transfer request by submitting the Stage 2 formal Community Asset Transfer Request form, available on request from the CAT team.
Where two or more community organisations have an interest in the asset, we would expect them to work together and come to an agreement on the way forward. This may involve a joint bid.