Community asset transfers
Council land and property could be an ideal resource to help local communities realise their plans and aspirations. We've developed a process to transfer assets to community organisations who want to take them over for the benefit of their community.
Get in touch
The first step is to have a chat with us about your ideas. We'll explain more about the process and give you advice on submitting an application. Contact us to discuss your plans:
- Email email@example.com
- Call 01387 260247
After discussions we would suggest that you express an interest in an asset transfer. This step is optional but it allows us to help you develop a strong application and iron out any issues before you put in the substantial effort needed to make a full asset transfer request.
Finding suitable assets
A Community Transfer Body can request any council building or land you consider suitable for your goals.
The inclusion of a property or land in the register doesn't guarantee that an asset transfer request would be approved. There may also be exclusions on the transfer of assets held in Trust or Common Good too.
Help and support
We have ward officers in your local area who can offer you support and guidance throughout the process.
The Scottish Government have published guidance on community asset transfers, including an easy read summary, and a range of local and national organisations can also help:
- Community Ownership Support Service
- Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway
- Development Trusts Association Scotland
- Scottish Council of Voluntary Organisations
Requests/applications we've received
We publish information on the community asset transfer requests that we receive: