Key issues for community management of green spaces

A new guide ‘Community ownership and management of parks and green spaces’ has been published.

Produced as part of the Community Ownership and Management of Assets (COMA) programme by Shared Assets, it draws upon their experience of supporting many of the green space focused projects that took part in the programme. The guide is split into two main areas, reflecting its target audience:

  • Community organisations and social enterprises considering taking on new responsibilities for parks and green space management.
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A short guide to community rights and heritage

A new Community Rights and Heritage resource has been launched by the Department for Communities and Local Government, produced in partnership with Heritage Lottery Fund, Historic England, Locality, The Architectural Heritage Fund, Civic Voice and Groundwork.

See the MyCommunity news item or direct to their resource download page for ‘Community Rights and Heritage: Find out how you can join the thousands of communities who are using Community Rights to celebrate and safeguard their heritage assets’ (7 pages, pdf, 624KB).

Community ownership for (sports) clubs and pubs

Scotland’s Third Force News reports, under ‘Communities get help to take over sports clubs‘, that new organisation Club Development Scotland is to help community groups that are looking to get involved in the running of any kind of sports team, giving legal, financial and governance support.

CDS is a spin-off from Supporters Direct Scotland, which was originally set up to make football clubs more sustainable through¬†supporters involvement and community ownership. » Continue reading news item ... “Community ownership for (sports) clubs and pubs”

Mixed bag of charity reading

Some quick links to a variety of online reading of possible interest: creating a communications strategy, grassroots giving circles, green space management.

A charity content freelancer gives her take on ‘How to write a charity communications strategy‘.

openDemocracy has an article addressing the question ‘Could giving circles rebuild philanthropy from the bottom up?‘. Intro: Grassroots giving could provide a healthier way of funding social change, but it also has its limitations. » Continue reading news item ... “Mixed bag of charity reading”

Commons research notes on community assets

The House of Commons Library has produced a research briefing on the community right to bid for ‘assets of community value’, introduced by the Localism Act 2011. This discusses the workings of the scheme and related options with regard to community land and buildings.

Note: for more practical resources aimed at community organisations, see Locality’s My Community website.

(Source: Bates Wells Braithwaite Briefing)