Renfrewshire Council

Community Asset Transfer

What is Community Asset Transfer?

Community Asset Transfer is where responsibility for an asset transfers from the Council to a community group or voluntary organisation.

This could be through:

  • a transfer of management responsibility 
  • a short, medium or long term lease, or
  • a transfer of ownership.

The Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act (2015) came into force on 23 January 2017. 

Community Asset Transfer Policy

Our Community Asset Transfer Policy has been developed to enable the Council to work in partnership with local organisations for the benefit of our communities. 

The policy recognises that by transferring assets to community groups and voluntary organisations, providing the groups meet the criteria, our communities can benefit.

The Asset Transfer element of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 will help to empower Community Transfer Bodies through the transfer of land and buildings. The Act details how community groups can seek to buy, lease, manage or occupy land or buildings owned by public sector bodies. 

Make an Asset Transfer Request

If your group is interested in exploring asset transfer, first have a look at our Community Asset Transfer Readiness Checklist. This self-use tool can help you decide if Community Asset Transfer is the right approach for your group and if you are ready to apply.

When you can answer yes to all of the sections of the Readiness Checklist, please download, complete and submit the Community Asset Transfer Expression of Interest form.

Both documents are available to download from the Related Documents section of this web page. You are strongly advised to refer to the Guidance for Community Transfer Bodies when completing this form.

Each public sector body must publish and maintain a list of their assets both leased and owned.  In addition they must also publish details of requests received in relation to an asset, details of representations for / against the request, decisions in relation to requests alongside supporting evidence and finally an annual report.  

You can download a copy of the master list from the related documents section. 

Notices and Representations

India Tyres Playing Fields, Greenock Road, Inchinnan PA4 9LH (Available to view in the related documents section)

Woodlands Bowling Club, Brediland Road, Linwood PA3 3RA (Available to view in the related documents section)

Ralston Community Sports Centre, Penilee Road, Paisley PA1 3AX (Available to view in the related documents section)




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