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Forms and Notices

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.

Governing documents for community transfer bodies

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

Case studies

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)