Workshop - The hows, whys and whats of Community Asset Transfer

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Dumfries YMCA

Lochside Road

Dumfries

DG20NF

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Community groups across Dumfries and Galloway are applying now to transfer land or buildings from a public body - usually the local authority - to their organisation for less than market value.

Is there a building or piece of land that you might be interested in to achieve a local social, economic or environmental benefit for your community?

This workshop will give you the knowledge to progress your application - starting with showing initial interest in a transfer through to feasibility and business plans. You will also hear about success stories to show it can be done and the benefits that can be achieved.

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10am tea, coffee, registration, networking.

10.30am Tour of the new Dumfries YMCA and former primary school building.

11am Community Ownership Support Service with an outline of the Community Empowerment Act and discussing key questions to ask yourself before taking on an asset. They will also look at feasibility and business plans and the actual asset transfer process to put your 'business head' on.

12.30pm Dumfries and Galloway Council input and real life experience stories

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Dumfries YMCA

Lochside Road

Dumfries

DG20NF

United Kingdom

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