How to do Community Asset Transfer 


Start with some research

Please watch this video

It’s about 40 minutes long but it talks you through the whole process for Community Asset Transfer in Birmingham.   

It will be worth your time.

Flow Chart of the city council process in Birmingham

Useful Documents

Read this flowchart to understand the process better –  download flowchart

You can download the initial application form from here

Valuing Worth 

Valuing Worth

Community Asset Transfers create new opportunities for social benefits.  

Birmingham City Council committed to develop a method to carefully assess and acknowledge the social value that is added by the organisation and its activities. It’s what we call “valuing worth”. 

It can help with:

Measuring the social value of asset transfer (which can be offset against the market rent)

Measuring the longer-term impact of giving or formalising control of a physical asset

News on Community Asset Transfer 

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 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...

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...