Autumn Events for Ambitious Communities

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New Rights, Resources and Revenues:

Autumn Events for Ambitious Communities.

Rights – Asset Transfer is at the heart of the work of the Community Ownership Support Service (COSS), who, since 2011, have built up considerable experience in asset transfer processes working with community groups, local authorities and other public bodies.

The Community Empowerment Act brings new rights for communities and places them in a central role. There are considerable new rights in terms of public and privately owned assets. We will explore these first.

Resources – Beyond the right to request an asset, there are the issues of where the money will come from to purchase it and develop it, as well as keep the many services going. This part of the event will be led by a ‘been there: done that’ facilitator, focussing on ACCESSING & SUSTAINING FUNDING: tips and practical suggestions on how to maximise your chances of successfully securing funding from both grant and non-grant sources.

Revenues- Is there a market in that gap? In the community sector we need to be enterprising on many levels. This part of the event will focus on exploring how different types of assets could become sustainable.

Event schedule: All places are Free and booked via Eventbrite. Communities will be given first preference. Agencies and Advisors are welcome where space allows.

Aberdeen – 26th October 2016- Aberdeen Arts Centre. Book Here

Oban – 10th November 2016 – The Argyllshire Gathering. Book Here

Glasgow – 16th November 2016- Maryhill Burgh Halls. Book Here

Inverness – 30th November 2016 – Eden Court. Book Here

Edinburgh – 7th December 2016 – Out of the Blue. Book Here

Community Empowerment Bill Conference 1st October Inverurie

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Date: Thursday 1st October 2015   10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.

Venue – Kintore Arms Hotel, High Street, Inverurie

Booking Contact – mail@avashire.org.uk

Come and find out more about how this new legislation can support communities to take more ownership of decisions and services.  Click here to see the event programme. Read the rest of this entry »