We know that many community groups and social enterprises that manage land value peer to peer learning, gaining insight and knowledge from those running similar projects. We also know that many landowners are unsure about how community land management can be executed well, and that it is hard for policymakers to know how to best support the sector.
We captured the strengths of 12 community land projects from across the UK to make it easier for practitioners, landowners and policymakers to get a sense of what land based social enterprise can do, and how to get it done.
We then created an easily searchable microsite to make it easy for anyone to find the case studies that were most relevant to them.
You can see Making Land Work: Success in land based social enterprise here.
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The report utilises four case studies of shared management of different environmental assets that are in private, charitable, local and national public ownership. It identifies some of the benefits of shared management, the success factors that make collaborative approaches work, and the particular role of intermediaries in the process.This work was undertaken as part of the Clore Social Leadership Programme. [Read the full report here]
This report explores some of the key issues to consider when supporting new land-based social enterprises. The findings are drawn from interviews with 13 representatives from social enterprises who received direct technical, business and training support from Shared Assets between 2013-15. [Read the full report here]
This report was created as a briefing for the conference on Creating Common Good Land Use, which Shared Assets is hosting on 8 December 2016.
The briefing includes a short introductory segment on the issues facing common good land use, key discussion questions, what we’ve learnt about the issue, what we think needs changing and what we intend to do about it. It also includes an action plan for moving forward to create common good land use throughout the UK. [Read the full briefing here]
This report explores how social enterprises can help improve local authority land management. It highlights the key ‘need to know’ information about local authorities and social enterprises, potential barriers new partnerships might face, and a range of ways to promote these models.
The report draws on research and our wider consultancy work to introduce the key issues we identified. It also proposes a range of strategies for enabling social enterprises and local authorities to work together to make public land work for everyone. [Read the full report here]