The Guardian reports on Birmingham’s Community Asset Transfer work.

Saba Salman of the The Guardian Voluntary Sector network was attracted to write about Birmingham and it’s community asset tranfer work after finding the warts and all case studies on this website.  In a piece she called Making community asset transfer work, she wrote: The benefits of transfer are clear – community empowerment for local […]

The Community Sport Asset Transfer Toolkit

Sport England have just launched an interactive asset transfer toolkit for sport – commissioned by Sport England and produced by Locality’s Asset Transfer Unit. The toolkit is a good first point of information on asset transfer from a sports perspective. The toolkit provides information, resources and case studies that will be of use for anyone attempting asset transfer in a sports […]

Factsheets on swimming pools threatened with closure

Pool Watch, a partnership between The ASA and British Gas, have published a useful set of factsheets related to swimming pools threatened with closure, including a factsheet on asset transfer and asset disposal: Building your case (pdf, 723kb) The Consultation Phase (pdf, 114kb) Planning a future strategy (pdf, 707kb) Where to go for funding (pdf, […]

Spaces4change: A modest fun for changing unused spaces into assets for 16 to 25 years olds

UnLtd and Channel 4 have just launched a simple programme which might help someone prime some work for a community asset transfer.  Below is lifted from the Unltd website. About the Programme The Spaces 4 Change Awards from UnLtd and Channel 4 provides funding and support to entrepreneurial individuals across the UK. We are looking […]

On going work with Community Asset Transfer in Birmingham

Community Asset Transfer…”There are risks but they can be minimised and managed – there is plenty of experience to draw on. The secret is all parties working together” (The Quirk Review – “Making Assets Work”) It is hoped that this website will act as a support and guide  for both public agency staff and community organisations to […]

Hutton Hall Community Centre, Washwood Heat

Photo of Hutton Hall Celebration Event by Podnosh UPDATE jan 14 – unfortunately Hutton Hall has been taken back into the city council following  a number of difficulties with the community organisation who were the preferred community partner. There is always going to be an element of risk with CAT  but lessons have been learnt and […]

To Have and To Hold- Help for Community Asset Development

Navigating Community Asset Development can be confusing, hard work and scary. Working with a whole range of partners, technical experts and professionals can be daunting even for the most experienced of groups- even harder when often you are doing this in your spare time as a volunteer! The Asset Transfer Unit has produced a second […]

Local Authority Guidance- support for Asset Transfer

Persuading Local Authorities to understand, support and resource Community Asset Development can be quite a challenge. Through the Advancing Assets for Communities Programme however, 100 local authorities rose to the challenge of developing a robust and strategic approach to Asset Transfer. This has resulted in the production of several tools and guidance documents to help […]