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Every Voice Counts- Preparing for Asset Transfer Carrie Weekes Regional Development Manager Development Trusts Association...
Development Trusts assets enterprise freehold or leasehold in an asset such as a building or a piece of land businesses wi...
Benefits of Asset Transfer Communities: Preserving iconic buildings/local facilities Developing strong/stable community an...
Asset Transfer: Recent History  <ul><li>2007  ‘Making Assets Work’: The Quirk Review of Community Management and Ownership...
Every Voice Counts <ul><li>Mapping opportunities for transfer in the West Midlands </li></ul><ul><li>Working with local au...
Development Trusts Association For further information: www.dta.org.uk www.atu.org.uk www.buildingcommunity.org.uk Carrie ...
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Preparing for Asset Transfer

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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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  1. 1. Every Voice Counts- Preparing for Asset Transfer Carrie Weekes Regional Development Manager Development Trusts Association West Midlands
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. Asset Transfer: Recent History <ul><li>2007 ‘Making Assets Work’: The Quirk Review of Community Management and Ownership of Public Assets; </li></ul><ul><li>Launch of Advancing Assets for Communities. </li></ul><ul><li>2008 ‘Managing Risks: A CLG Guide’; </li></ul><ul><li>Launch of £30m Community Assets Programme; </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Communities in control’ White Paper – empowerment. </li></ul><ul><li>2009 Asset Transfer Unit; </li></ul><ul><li>Launch of £70m Community Builders Fund. </li></ul><ul><li>Advancing Assets Year4. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Every Voice Counts <ul><li>Mapping opportunities for transfer in the West Midlands </li></ul><ul><li>Working with local authorities and other statutory partners to identify opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Working with third sector organisations and neighbourhoods to identify projects and support needs </li></ul><ul><li>Work with the ATU to pilot a web based matching service with tools and support via www.evcwm.org.uk </li></ul>
  6. 6. 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
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