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- Community Ownership Support Service
Baseline study seeking to establish the current scale and nature of community ownership of assets across Scotland. The study seeks to assist in measuring the impact of, and targeting future, policy interventions aimed at increasing the number of assets in community ownership in Scotland. KEY FINDINGS There are an estimated 75,891 assets owned by a total of 2,718 community controlled organisations in Scotland, and with an estimated combined value of just over œ1.45 billion. Two-thirds of community ownership is to be found in remote rural areas. Community assets are used for a vast array of purposes. The most common include community halls, amenity uses (e.g. greenspace), business lets, cafes or restaurants, educational uses, grocery retail, heritage preservation and interpretation, renewable energy generation, and sports facilities. The report also looks at housing owned by 84 community-controlled housing associations, housing co-operatives and rural development trusts.
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