Stepping Up is a toolkit which has been developed to support residents and communities in developing and managing services and assets (e.g. community facility) and which should hopefully be useful given some of the forthcoming difficult budget decisions being made that will impact on services.

The toolkit has been written for people and community organisations and sets out:

  • the stages involved in taking over the management of services and assets
  • checklists to guide people through the process
  • sources of further information and advice
  • useful templates to support the development of business planning, recruitment of volunteers and stakeholder engagement etc

We hope this will be a useful guide for people and community groups who are interested in volunteering in their local community or potentially getting involved in the running of a service or community facility. Please click here to access the toolkit.

About your Organisation

General Organisation Information

What is the Status of your Organisation?

Please outline your project idea*: (Maximum 750 words)

  • tell us what building or service you are interested in and where you wish to run a service?
  • what purpose do you intend to use the building
  • the reason(s) for your interest in transfer of asset(s) and/or delivery of services