Community Asset Transfer involves the transfer of responsibility for an asset from the council to any suitably qualified community, voluntary or social enterprise group. For full details please see the Community Asset Transfer guide (PDF, 419kb).
Assets may include:
- public halls
- town halls
- community centres
- bowling greens
- public conveniences
- parks and play areas
- small museums
Some assets must stay under council ownership to support the delivery of essential services or economic activity in an area. Other assets may have restrictive covenants attached which would restrict their use to a defined purpose.
Our policy on Community Asset Transfer
North Ayrshire Council is committed to Community Asset Transfer where that will bring benefits to communities and contribute towards achieving the council's aims and objectives.
Community asset transfer can be a valuable part of supporting and sustaining communities.
Read our Community Asset Transfer policy (PDF, 343kb).
Under the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015, we are required to publish a register of property (PDF, 633kb) North Ayrshire Council owns or leases. Some land and property may not be suitable for transfer, please see section 4 of our asset transfer guide.
Apply for an asset
Our guidance pack, with appendices, contains step by step guidance, an application form and additional material.
Planning permission may be needed if the transfer involves any new building or change of use of an existing building or property. Please check in advance.
Guidance pack and additional material