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Community Asset Transfer
The recent round of funding cuts has resulted in most local authority budgets coming under pressure and the impact is beginning to be felt in sport and sport services. However, it’s not all bad news! Whilst on one hand funding cuts could mean the loss of a local canoeing centre, on the other hand it may present clubs with the opportunity to take ownership of their own facilities through asset transfer; it may also provide non-asset owning sports clubs with their first chance to take on a building.
What is Community Asset Transfer?
Asset transfer involves the transfer of the ownership of land or buildings from government organisations such as local authorities to community groups such as local sports clubs and trusts, often at a discounted price provided there is a benefit to the local community.
Sport England has been leading support in this area and has created a comprehensive toolkit to support both community sports clubs and local authorities through the asset transfer process. http://www.sportengland.org/assettoolkit/
The Community Sport Asset Transfer Toolkit and Workshop
The Community Sport Asset Transfer Toolkit is an interactive web based tool that provides a step by step guide through each stage of the asset transfer process. Recognising that this is a complex area and can often be a daunting task for a sports club to undertake, the toolkit aims to make the process as accessible as possible by providing step by step information, resources and case studies.
In addition, Running Sport is rolling out a programme of workshops for clubs that want to know more about asset transfer. The workshops will help you to discover:
• what asset transfer is
• the issues you need to consider before taking on a transfer
• legal issues you need to be aware of
• suitable forms that are available.
For more information visit the Running Sport website at http://www.clubmark.org.uk/volunteer-support
- Inspired Facilities Grant Programme -
Sport England are launching their Inspired Facilities grants programme to help clubs refurbish and improve the places where people play sport, improving their sporting experience and encouraging more people to get involved. An evening workshop is being run across the country enabling organisations to find out more - places will be on a first come first served basis. Click here for dates.
For more information about the Inspired Facilities programme, click here.
HOLME PIERREPONT WHITE WATER COURSE REOPENS
Monday 23rd March 2009