Community Asset Transfer Research Study and Toolkit

Completed, Feasibility Study

Community Asset Transfer Research Study and Toolkit

Project Type

Feasibility Study

Project Funding

Project Brief

The Wales Co-operative Centre were commissioned to undertake research on its behalf into the challenges faced by third sector organisations when considering taking responsibility for publicly owned assets.

In partnership with Bridgend County Borough Council Regeneration Service, the LAG commissioned the Wales Co-operative Centre to undertake research on its behalf into the challenges faced by third sector organisations when considering taking responsibility for publicly owned assets.

A part of the brief was to use this research to develop a bespoke toolkit to help rural community based organisations to navigate the process of Community Asset Transfer (CAT).

The main aims of the commission were to:

  • Enable and facilitate the transfer of assets into community-led use through empowering local communities to act as custodians.
  • To ensure the long-term sustainability and viability of public assets.
  • To support the development of a strong third sector with the capacity to manage public assets.

Copies of the CAT Report and CAT Toolkit are available in our Resources section.