Publications

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For publications, tools and resources relating to asset transfer, please see the Community Ownership Support Service (COSS) website:
dtascommunityownership.org.uk/resources

For publications, tools and resources relating to community shares, please see the Community Shares Scotland website:
communitysharesscotland.org.uk/support

What Works Scotland Policy & Practice Briefing - Public services built around people & communities

Exploring the roles of community anchor organisations in public service reform and social change

PDF icon WWSExploringRolesofCommunityAnchorPolicyandPracticeBriefing.pdf

Measuring development trust impact - a summary report by Education Scotland and Development Trusts Association Scotland

A co-authored PDF icon Summary report t3.pdf of a time-limited collaboration between Education Scotland, the quality and improvement service for education in Scotland, and DTA Scotland.

DTAS Tabloid

The latest publication from DTAS which showcases the work of eight member organisations from across Scotland highlighting what can be achieved by committed groups of people who have the imagination and determination to take control over what is happening in their communities and driving forward programmes of local improvements

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Inspiring Change

Creating a successful development trust. A resource (including CD) for communities who are motivated and ready to take action but need inspiration and information to take their first steps towards making their ideas a reality.

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So you want to set up a Development Trust?

A guide for those looking to set up a trust, that answers some of the main questions such as: What is a development trust? How can a development trust benefit your community? What steps can you take to start a development trust?

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Bearing Fruit

Report on good practice in asset based rural community development.

Membership Support and Benefits Guide

A one-page summary of what you can expect from DTAS Membership. Become part of a network of dynamic organisations, sharing knowledge and expertise, mutualism and co-operation, which is informed, supported and represented by the Development Trusts Association Scotland (DTAS)

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Local People Leading - A Vision for a Stronger Community Sector

Scotland's community-based networks, coming together as the Scottish Community Alliance, have collaborated over a six-month period to produce this joint vision of how Scotland's community sector can grow and develop.

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DTAS Members Survey 2016

The Development Trusts Association Scotland (DTAS) membership survey is carried out every 3 years in order to offer an insight into the people involved with and economic impact of the development trust movement in Scotland. The 2016 survey contains data from 220 DTAS members and this 2-page infographic summarises the key findings.

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The Green Asset Guide

Help with improving the environmental performance of built assets.

On the borderline: development trusts tackling poverty

This publication tells the stories of development trusts who have made it their business to tackle poverty issues at the local level.

Early Warning Guide

This guide highlights important questions that board members and managers need to consider, so that you'll never have to say "I wish I'd said something sooner".

History of Community Ownership

Written by Steve Wyler, Director of the DTA, this publication provides a concise history of community asset ownership in the UK, an idea that has been in existence in the uk for hundreds of years.

Community-driven place making

This booklet draws together some examples from across Scotland of how place making – in most cases involving the provision of new homes – has been driven by the local community.

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