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The transfer of public assets into community ownership From policy to practice – A practical guide 7 & 8 October 2010 Eric Samuel, Senior Policy Officer,

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1 The transfer of public assets into community ownership From policy to practice – A practical guide 7 & 8 October 2010 Eric Samuel, Senior Policy Officer, Big Lottery Fund Scotland

2 Growing Community Assets – to give communities more control & influence over their future through ownership of financially viable assets

3 GCA 1 in figures 127 awards in 25 LA areas Totalling £48.2 M Largest award = £2.3 M Smallest award = £19,470 Average grant (incl TA) = £380,000 Average grant (excl TA) = £464,000 Shortest = One year Longest = Five years

4 GCA 1 – What the money went on

5 Growing Community Assets Communities work together to own and develop local assets Communities develop skills and knowledge through the ownership and development of local assets Communities overcome disadvantage and inequality through the ownership and development of local assets Communities are sustainable and improve their economic, environmental & social future through ownership of local assets.

6 Debunking GCA myths It is about ownership! It isnt for everyone! We believe communities can be successful......but some will fail. Welcome local authority support

7 For more information Phone : Website :


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