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Please read the relevant sections of the guidance before using these documents. You are not required to use these models, but we hope they will be useful.
Model governing documents (constitutions, articles of association etc.) will be provided here to help community groups establish an organisation that will be eligible to make an asset transfer request.
Unincorporated association - model constitution and guidance
Company Limited by Guarantee - model Articles of Association and guidance
Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) - model constitution and guidance
You can find many examples of community bodies delivering benefits for their communities online.
Public sector bodies and funding organisations often publish details of projects which have been successful in obtaining an asset transfer or grant - see:
National Forest Land Scheme completed applications
Scottish Land Fund projects supported by HIE
Education Scotland has carried out a series of reviews of Development Trusts in Scotland, in connectino with their role in promoting community learning and development. These identify the impacts delivered by the Trusts.
Development Trust reviews
The various membership organisations have links to their members' sites, so you can find bodies in your are - try:
Community Ownership Support Service
Community Land Scotland
Community Woodlands Association
Federation of City Farms and Gardens (Scotland)
Page updated: Friday, September 29, 2017