Webinar Invite: CCIN launches its latest report – Beyond Asset Transfer

Beyond Asset Transfer


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You’re invited to the launch of our latest publication ‘Beyond Asset Transfer’ which will take place on Thursday 1st July from 10 – 11 am
Effective use of community assets is critical to a well-functioning place and strong, resilient communities. But transferring assets to communities or not-for-profit organisations is not always easy, even when we know it is the right solution.  This report seeks to demystify the process and encourage more councils to be bold in their plans for community assets.  The event gives CCIN Members the chance to think through the opportunities around asset transfer in their area.

Newcastle City Council was initially awarded funding to explore what works in community asset transfer, the factors that contribute to success, and how to overcome common barriers. 

As the project was being completed, the UK was hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. Our members and their partner community organisations, found themselves at the centre of their local response. We secured the additional support of affiliate members Mutual Ventures and Bates Wells to help review the findings and to look at the impact the Covid-19 pandemic on community assets. 

The launch is kindly hosted by Mutual Ventures.

The webinar will cover:

  • The benefits and challenges around transferring assets to community groups
  • Good practice and learning from examples in Newcastle and Cardiff
  • What we know about the government’s new Community Ownership Fund and its potential to support local areas

The session will also include a discussion with our panel of experts. Questions can be submitted ahead of the session to [email protected].

Panel includes:

  • Cllr Sharon Taylor OBE – Chair of the Co-operative Councils’ Innovation Network, Leader of Stevenage Borough Council
  • Baroness Glenys Thornton – Shadow Lords Health Minister
  • John Copps – Managing Consultant, Mutual Ventures
  • Cllr Joyce McCarty – Chair of the CCIN’s Values & Principles Board and Cabinet Member for Inclusive Economy – Newcastle City Council
  • Gray Hill – Director, Insole Trust Cardiff