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Presentation from the Development Trusts Association about the advantages of Asset Transfer as a way of empowering the community

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    Preparing for Asset Transfer Preparing for Asset Transfer Presentation Transcript

    • Every Voice Counts- Preparing for Asset Transfer Carrie Weekes Regional Development Manager Development Trusts Association West Midlands
    • Development Trusts assets enterprise freehold or leasehold in an asset such as a building or a piece of land businesses with social objectives whose surpluses are reinvested in the business or in the community
    • Benefits of Asset Transfer Communities: Preserving iconic buildings/local facilities Developing strong/stable community anchor organisations which can deliver on health, social care, arts, sports, employment and support smaller groups to thrive Independent 3 rd sector - unrestricted earned income to support community activity Local Authorities: Increase in feelings of influence locally (NI4) Improved environment for thriving 3 rd sector (NI7) Improved cohesion & sense of belonging (NI1 & 2) More effective use of assets – better value for money Attracting additional resources to the area Government: “ Big Society Thinking” “ Increase in no. of people engaged in the running & ownership of local services and assets” Communities in control: real people, real power A vital part of commitment to a thriving 3 rd sector through “Community buildings, accessible to the whole community” Third Sector Review
    • Asset Transfer: Recent History
      • 2007 ‘Making Assets Work’: The Quirk Review of Community Management and Ownership of Public Assets;
      • Launch of Advancing Assets for Communities.
      • 2008 ‘Managing Risks: A CLG Guide’;
      • Launch of £30m Community Assets Programme;
      • ‘ Communities in control’ White Paper – empowerment.
      • 2009 Asset Transfer Unit;
      • Launch of £70m Community Builders Fund.
      • Advancing Assets Year4.
    • Every Voice Counts
      • Mapping opportunities for transfer in the West Midlands
      • Working with local authorities and other statutory partners to identify opportunities
      • Working with third sector organisations and neighbourhoods to identify projects and support needs
      • Work with the ATU to pilot a web based matching service with tools and support via www.evcwm.org.uk
    • Development Trusts Association For further information: www.dta.org.uk www.atu.org.uk www.buildingcommunity.org.uk Carrie Weekes Regional Development Manager [email_address] m. 07912 269674