Development Trusts Association Scotland: Through the provision of information, resources and a variety of direct contact, DTA Scotland assists interested communities explore the benefits and relevance of the development trust approach.
Community Ownership Support Service: The Community Ownership Support Service is a Scottish government funded programme, set up to help community-based groups in Scotland to take on land or building assets for their community.
Plunkett Foundation: The Plunkett Foundation helps rural communities take control through enterprise and asset ownership. They offer advice and resources on a wide range of topics, including community pubs, shops and all sorts of rural community enterprises and services.
Cooperatives UK: Co-operatives UK is the national trade body which campaigns for co-operation and works to promote, develop and unite co-operative enterprises. It provides a range of services to new and existing co-operatives, including information on the co-operative form, registration support, legal advice and governance tools.
Social Investment Scotland: Social Investment Scotland (SIS), in collaboration with Community Shares Scotland, now provides loans to organisations raising funds through a community share offer. This will enable organisations to progress their projects in the event that the share offer does not raise sufficient funds. Or to access finance if there is a delay in launching a community share offer.
Supporters Direct: Supporters Direct is the leading organisation working with and promoting community owned sports clubs. Whether professional, semi-professional or amateur, it can help sports club realise their potential through better engagement with stakeholders or by becoming truly community owned.
Cooperative Development Scotland: CDS support company growth in Scotland through co-ownership and collaborative business models. They offer advice to help you choose and implement the best co-operative business model for your organisation or community.