consultancy services

We help you take new projects forward

Consulting Services for not for profit organisations and councils.

Connecting Spaces Ltd is the consultancy and trading arm of Chichester Community Development Trust (registered charity).

The company was founded to empower and enable voluntary and community groups at the beginning of their asset transfer journey and support them throughout the process, including:

Feasibility Assessment
Community Consultation
Business Planning
Finding and Securing Funding
Capital Appeals
Managing and Maintaining assets

We also work with town, city, borough and county councils, delivering presentations, tours and training. The subjects we cover include working and engaging with developers, engaging resident associations and working with communities.

We take an innovative approach to buildings and land acquisition, with a successful track record in funding, delivering, and running thriving community businesses. We work with purpose-led organisations to establish projects and trading operations in the heart of their communities, safeguarding assets for future generations.

How we help you progress your project:

Community facilities tour

Tour of community facilities

Secure funding

Securing Funding

capital appeals

Capital Appeals

working with communities

Working with Communities

Funding and finance

Funding and Financing our work

work with developers

Working and Engaging with Developers


Consultation and Research findings

asset transfer

Asset Transfer

manage community buildings

Managing Community Buildings and Land

Residents associations

Engaging with Residents Associations

We deliver quality sessions to suit your business or group’s needs whether that be over a half day, full day or by creating a bespoke plan for you. We work with up to 30 delegates per session and have received excellent feedback on our work. We are proud to create something that represents real value for money for our customers and any surplus made from consultancy projects is reinvested into the community we serve.

Our Services

Tour and Visit – Graylingwell Park and surrounds – Chichester

On site tour of 6 community assets and businesses. Outlining the highs and lows of community asset transfer, the challenges and successes and the story so far.

½ day visit for up to 10 people

Governance and Creation of a Trust

From £300
½ day visit up to 10 and follow up sessions

Business Planning

From £300
½ day visit up to 10 and follow up sessions

Online Booking Systems and Assets Management

Establishment of online booking and payment system, reporting and reconciliation reports.

From £250 per day
½ day visit up to 10 and follow up sessions

Facilities Management

The Facilities Folder – to support you set up systems for recording compliance and stator tests and checking

From £250 package