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The seven principles of local marketing – PDF 

This guide is a great way to understand how to create a marketing plan to market to your local community. You’ll be guided through what you want to achieve, your audiences, your messaging, how to measure success, and more.

Business Planning

Business plan template and guidance.PDF

This template is designed to help all types of community organisations wanting to write a business plan for a new business idea. It includes the structure you should follow and guidance on what to include in each section of your business plan.

Cultivating Diversity – A toolkit to establish BME-led community business – PDF

This toolkit is a guide for BME entrepreneurs and existing BME led organisations with ambitions to create new Community Businesses. It aims to support the creation of strong foundations on which successful BME Community Businesses can be built.

Choosing a legal structure – PDF
This toolkit is for any community group thinking of establishing itself as a community anchor organisation – a community-led organisation operating in a local area and committed to positive change.

Ownership of land and buildings

Understanding Community Asset Transfer – PDF
This guide provides information and advice about Community Asset Transfer. It can be a long and complex process, and in this guide we provide support to guide you on your community ownership journey.

Making Buildings Work for Your Community – PDF
The Making Buildings Work for Your Community guide provides an introduction to the design process and practical advice on how to ensure that your building can be the best possible facility for your community.

Green Asset Guide – PDF
The Green Asset guide is for community organisations planning to improve or develop land or buildings as assets for their organisation or community.

Pillars of the Community: the transfer of local authority heritage assets – PDF
Pillars of the Community looks at the community asset transfer of heritage buildings. The publication includes key considerations for local authorities in transferring heritage assets including strategy development.

To Have and to Hold: Asset development for community and social enterprises – PDF
The To Have and to Hold: Asset development for community and social enterprises guide to long-term community ownership and development of land and buildings.