Under Part 5 of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015, Community Asset Transfer introduces a right for community bodies to make requests to all local authorities, Scottish Ministers and a wide-ranging list of public bodies, for any land or buildings they feel they could make better use of. Community bodies can request ownership, lease or other rights, as they wish.

Register of Assets

To help Community Transfer Bodies identify assets that may be available through asset transfer, section 94 of Part 5 of the act requires each relevant authority to establish, maintain and make available a register of land which it owns or leases, "to the best of its knowledge and belief".

Community Transfer Bodies are encouraged to start thinking about what they want their project to achieve. Then they can consider whether they need an asset to deliver their aims, and look for somewhere that will be suitable. This is highlighted in advice from the Community Ownership Support Services

How to Apply

If you are interested in submitting an expression of interest please complete and return the stage 1 application form:

Community Asset Transfer - Stage 1 Application Form

The stage 2 application form should be used when you are ready to submit a formal asset transfer request:

Community Asset Transfer - Stage 2 Asset Transfer Request Form