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Resources for community enterprises with an asset

If your community enterprise is owns or manages land or buildings, or plans to, have a look at these useful resources to help you create a successful asset.

My Community provides advice, support and grants for groups who want to have more control in their community including taking over land and buildings, setting up social enterprises to run local services and shaping development in their area.

Locality’s website has a number of resources and documents which provide extensive guidance to community asset transfer, including a general handbook, a guide to community ownership of civic buildings, parks and woodland, heritage buildings and much more.

The National Community Land Trust Network has a step-by-step handbook to forming and running a Community Land Trust, from the first idea to long-term management; the CLT Legal Toolkit, guidance on governance and legal structures, and various toolkits.

Specialists in managing community pubs, shops, sports clubs and food enterprises. There are plenty of resources and opportunities to network at www.communityshop.coop , www.pubs.coop , www.supporters-direct.org and www.makinglocalfoodwork.co.uk

Locality’s Building Calculator will help you assess the future costs of a community building (new or existing) including its repair, maintenance and other operating requirements.