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Iftikar Karim has been involved with Asset Transfer since 2002. As a board member of Norton Hall Children and Family Centre he has helped the organisation navigate taking on a 50 year lease of their building from Birmingham City Council and then undergo a £250,00 renovation.
Here he talks about the lessons he has learnt and the advice he would give to other community groups and local authorities:
What are the benefits of Community Asset Transfer?
- It is a great opportunity to empower community (more…)
“…a quality systems and standards for the community sector. Developed by Community Matters in consultation with its members and other core stakeholders, VISIBLE Communities™ is a unique approach to promoting quality and best practice in the community sector.
VISIBLE Communities™ is based around a set of seven core principles that we believe underpin strong sustainable community organisations.
By sustainable we mean well run, financially sound, and delivers high quality social impacts.”
As part of this programme Birmingham has been piloting using these standards through a number of information and training workshops with community groups. We have also supported 5 0rganisations through the assesment process:
- Allens Cross Community Association
- Culmington Hall Community Association
- Oddingley Hall Community Centre
- Witton Lodge Community Association
- Quinborne Community Association
This was the presentation given at the Community Asset Transfer development conference in Birmingham on March 23 2010.
for more information please go to www.visiblecommunities.org.uk.