The process for making a Community Asset Transfer application is now live on ClacksWeb.
Community Asset Transfer involves the transfer of responsibility for an asset from the Council to a voluntary or community organisation.
Asset transfer requests are an important aspect of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015. This 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.
Communities interested in Community Asset Transfer should refer to the Council's guidance and also our Asset Register which are now published on ClacksWeb.
Community bodies are asked to discuss their ideas with the Council at an early stage. An Expression of Interest Form is available.
On receipt of a valid application the Council will aim to make a decision within 6 months.
More information about another element of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015, Participation Requests, is also available on the Council's website.
Participation Requests help a community group to begin dialogue with the Council about improving outcomes for their communities.
The Council welcomes Participation Requests from local community groups who believe they could help the Council to better meet the needs of service users, to offer volunteers to support a Service or even propose to take over the delivery of the Service themselves.