What is it?

The Community Assets Knowledge Exchange programme provides funding to help community organisations take part in training and learning experiences related to owning land or buildings. Grants of up to £2,000 are available.

The focus of this support is on sharing information between organisations, through knowledge exchange visits and peer-to-peer learning. 

We can help tailor this support to meet your specific requirements. For example, it can be used for training based on an organisation’s specific needs in relation to community asset ownership.

Eligible activities include:

  • a visit for up to 3 members of your organisation to another group to share knowledge and learn from their experience
  • host up to 3 members of another group visiting your organisation to share knowledge and your experience
  • hosting events for the purpose of exchanging knowledge and experience
    other activities at the discretion of HIE that support the community assets sector. 

Please fill out our short form to enquire and we will get back to you.

Am I eligible?

You are eligible if you are a community organisation based in the Highlands and Islands that is looking to purchase or already owns land or buildings.

How much does it cost?

Funding of up to £2,000 is available. Organisations should expect to fund 10% of the total costs themselves or from other sources. You will also need to pay for all project costs upfront and then submit a claim to receive your grant.

Who is this for?

Community organisations in the Highlands and Islands that wish to own, or already own land or buildings.

How long does this take?

Organisations can apply for funding at any time, but ideally at least 6 weeks before the proposed activity begins. 

We aim to provide a funding decision within 3 weeks.

If your funding is approved, the activity should take place within a reasonable time, ideally within 3 months.

Important information

You'll need to submit a short report after your activity finishes, explaining what your organisation has learned and how this information will be used.

How to apply

Please complete our short form to enquire about support through the Community Assets Knowledge Exchange programme.

Community Assets Knowledge Exchange form


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