To help applicants along the asset transfer journey, there is a wide range of support and guidance available including:
Support & funding organisations
- The Community Ownership Support Service (COSS)
has been funded by the Scottish Government to support community based groups in Scotland take a stake in or ownership of
previously publicly owned land or buildings and is an invaluable source of information.
- The Scottish Land Fund is
a programme which supports community organisations across Scotland to own land, buildings and other assets. Funded by the
Scottish Government, grants of up to £1million are available.
- Community Channel Scotland introduces
you to resources that can help you to build your capacity as group members and as an organisation.
- Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) has advice on its website
for groups setting up a formal organisation, including advice on charitable status.
- Community Land Scotland supports the growth of community
land ownership in Scotland.
- Scottish Land Fund
funded by the Scottish Government and delivered in partnership by the Big Lottery Fund and Highlands and Islands Enterprise, it offers
grants of up to £1 million to help communities take ownership of the land and buildings that matter to them, as well as practical
support to develop their aspirations into viable projects.
- Communities considering acquiring historic buildings or assets should contact the
Architectural Heritage Fund and the
Heritage Lottery Fund.
- Funding Scotland provides access to up to date, high
quality information on funding opportunities to third sector organisations in Scotland and provides a search of over 1,300
Template and example documents
Examples of model constitutions and guidance for unincorporated organisation and Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO).