Community Asset Transfer is about giving local people and community groups greater control in the future of their area in line with promoting our co-operative agenda. Local groups own or manage council owned community buildings and land, such as community centres, rugby pitches, allotments or changing rooms.
The benefit of Community Asset Transfer is it can help foster a sense of belonging and bring together people from different backgrounds. Community ownership of buildings can also play a part in raising local people's aspirations, enhancing the local economy, environment and have the capacity to strengthen the community, voluntary and social enterprise sector.
The Community Asset Transfer Policy sets out:
- Who can apply for a community transfer
- How to apply for a community transfer
- The basis of transfer
- How we will assess each application