Business Planning Support

Business Planning Support

At AVA, we recognise that writing a Business Plan, whether as a general aim or in support of a more strategic purpose such as a grant application or application for Community Asset Transfer/Community Right to Buy, can be a daunting prospect.  AVA staff can provide a business plan template specifically designed to meet the needs of voluntary organisations.  We can provide advice and support through the initial construction of a Business Plan.  We can also provide independent, constructive feedback on an existing draft Business Plan with the relevant operational or strategic aim in mind. See the link below for Hints & Tips on writing a Business Plan. If you would like to receive support from AVA in this area, please fill out this form, selecting the relevant option in the 'type of support' section.

Writing a Business Plan: Hints & Tips

Community Asset Transfer / Community Right to Buy

The process associated with Community Asset Transfer (CAT) and Community Right to Buy (CRtB) can be a complex, confusing and often time consuming. AVA can offer support to organisations with this strategic objective to negotiate their way through the appropriate processes to facilitate a time-efficient outcome. 

If you would like to receive support from AVA in this area, please fill out this form, selecting the relevant option in the 'type of support' section. Further information on the subject can also be found via links below:

Community Asset Transfer
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Scottish Government Community Right to Buy

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Scottish Government Community Empowerment

Aberdeenshire Council

Aberdeenshire Council Community Asset Transfer

For more information, please contact our Development Officer Gloria Malcolm at: gloria.malcolm@avashire.org.uk or Tel: 07757 478859.