We are committed to processing applications for asset transfer in an open and transparent way in partnership with applicant organisations. This Flowchart [147kb] outlines the stages in the application process. A key element of our approach is to provide the necessary support and dialogue throughout the process so that organisations are enabled to progress at the right pace for them.
Community Transfer Bodies (CTBs) are encouraged to complete an Enquiry Form as a first step in the process. This provides us with outline information about your objectives and sufficient information to determine whether the assest is available for transfer - i.e. that the asset is owned by Glasgow City Council.
Once we have considered the Enquiry Form, we will send you a Community Asset Transfer Request Form to complete. This form is based on a Model template developed by the Scottish Government. It's important that you take the time to complete the form and use the guidance for CTBs. Once this form is submitted we will review it to ensure that all required information has been provided. The submission of this form will, if necessary, enable us to have an initial discussion with you.
Applications can only be acknowledged and formally validated when the application is completed in full and all accompanying information is received by us. In the event that an application is incomplete, it will be returned to you with an opportunity to provide the required information. It is only when the application is considered complete, that the 6 month decision period commences. This 6 month decision period can however be extended if agreed to by both the Relevant Authority and the CTB.
Community Transfer Bodies (CTBs) are eligible to apply as outlined in the Act. There are two levels depending on the type of request that is being submitted:
A group requesting the transfer of ownership of an asset must be one of the following:
A group requesting to lease or use an asset should meet the following criteria:
We will be looking for evidence of community support for the transfer. This has to be obtained by the applicant through, for example, consulting existing building users, other community groups and stakeholders from within the community. As part of this evidence gathering CTBs may wish to consider the Glasgow Community Plan and Locality Plans.
Where two or more CTBs have an interest in an asset, we would expect them to work together in partnership and come to an agreement on the way forward. This may involve a joint application from a Consortium.
Assets enable the delivery of services - it is vital that the types of services and their programming respond to the needs of the local community.
A CTB must include the following information when making an asset transfer request:
Please also take a moment to look at our Questions and Anwers.
The guidance sets out the areas that Relevant Authorities are required to assess when considering Asset Transfer requests. As part of our assessment we will look at the following:
A report outlining a proposed evaluation and grading matrix enabling consistent and transparent assessment of asset transfer requests was approved by the Wellbeing, Empowerment, Community and Citizen Engagement City Policy Committee on 16th November 2017.
Officers from Council and Council family will assess the application in line with the criteria. They may come back to you for additional information or to discuss elements of your request. They will make a recommendation to the Executive Director of Development and Regeneration Services, who will consult with the Depute Leader of the Council, in making a decision on the request.
If you are interested in applying for transfer of an asset, we would encourage you, in the first instance, to complete an Enquiry form.