Community Asset Transfer
Enabling communities to have more control and influence over their future development
- Funding size:
- £300,000 - £800,000
- Total available:
- Up to £13 million
- Application deadline:
- 03/03/2011 00:00:00
This programme is now closed for applications.
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The Big Lottery Fund worked in partnership with the Welsh Assembly Government to deliver a Community Asset Transfer Programme (CAT). The programme provided both capital and revenue funding to support the transfer of assets, such as land and buildings, from public sector organisations to community ownership.
The aim was to help communities become stronger and more sustainable by assisting them to obtain and develop assets. This was done by developing assets transferred from public sector bodies to enterprising organisations that actively involve and benefit the communities they serve. Groups had to work towards improving the services and/or facilities of their community, demonstrate their proposals were sustainable in the long-term and take into account the environmental, social and economic impacts of their work.
Through the CAT programme, up to £13 million was invested in communities to help them transfer, develop, manage, and sustain assets to improve their livelihoods and neighbourhoods.