Highlands and Islands Enterprise - Community Asset Ownership
HIE can offer financial assistance with capacity building relevant to eligible groups' ongoing development plans. Start-up assistance can help with early investigation of a proposed purchase including professional fees and study visits and initial community consultation. Technical assistance is available to groups in the pre-acquisition stage and to help with bid preparation.
Support is available to encourage community participation through networking visits, skills training and employment of part-time community agents.
Community land grants are designed to assist communities to purchase areas of land or other fixed assets. Funding for post-acquisition capital costs or revenue funding for project-management costs is available.
- Type of funding:
- Grant, Staff time
- Type of cost:
- Capital, Revenue
Who can apply
Community-led organisations with broad membership from the whole community.
When to apply
Applications can be made at any time.
How to apply
To discuss funding for a project please contact your local HIE office.
Last reviewed 6 months ago