The Community Right to Bid is now in force. It aims to keep valued land and buildings such as your local pub, shop, library or football ground in community use.
You have the chance to bid to buy them, if and when they come onto the market. It is important to nominate land and buildings to be part of a register of ‘assets of community value’. If something on this register is offered for sale, you then have up to six months to prepare a bid to buy it.
What could the new Right to Bid be used for?
Your community could use the Community Right to Bid to help save your local library, pub or football ground as well as:
- village shops
- former schools
- sports centres
These might currently be owned by your local authority or another public body, but they could also be owned by a private company or an individual.
Support and advice
Get started and find inspiring stories in the case studies and further support sections of the website, as well as information on the community grants programme made available by DCLG through The Social Investment Business.
Still have questions? Please get in touch with our advice service.
And to find out more about raising finance for your enterprise contact the Community Shares Unit
The new Community Right to Bid will be available in England only.