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Community Asset Transfer

Community Asset Transfer

Community Asset Transfer involves the transfer of responsibility for an asset from the Council to a voluntary or community organisation.

The part of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 which covers Community Asset Transfer enables community bodies to make requests 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.

The Council is required to assess each request transparently against a specified list of criteria and agree to the request unless there are reasonable grounds for refusal.

Communities interested in Community Asset Transfer should refer to the Council's guidance and also our Asset Register.

Community bodies are asked to discuss their ideas with the Council at an early stage. An Expression of Interest Form is available.

Once community bodies are ready they can apply for a Community Asset transfer by completing the full application.

On receipt of a valid application the Council will aim to make a decision within 6 months. Detailed information about each request will be published on our Notice of Requests and Representations page under the requirements of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 legislation.

Further information on the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 and Community Asset Transfer can be found on the Scottish Government's website.

For further information, contact us using the online form or using the details below.

For Further Information Contact

Asset Transfer
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 452012/450000