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Catch up on our webinar: Harnessing Community Asset Transfer To Create Stronger Communities

Catch up on a webinar on Harnessing Community Asset Transfer, produced in partnership with Cooperative Council Innovation Network on Thursday 1st July.

Effective use of community assets is critical to a well-functioning place and strong, resilient communities. But transferring assets to communities is not always easy, even when you know it is the right solution.

The Co-operative Councils’ Innovation Network (CCIN)'s latest report – Beyond Asset Transfer – which seeks to demystify the process and encourage more councils to be bold in their plans for community assets. The free webinar gives participants the chance to think through the opportunities around asset transfer in their area.

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Download the report Beyond Asset Transfer here.

Our speakers:

  • Cllr Sharon Taylor OBE, Chair of the Co-operative Councils’ Innovation Network and Leader of Stevenage Borough Council

  • Baroness Glenys Thornton, Shadow Lords Health Minister

  • 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

  • John Copps from Mutual Ventures

During the session the speakers will cover:

  1. The benefits and challenges around transferring assets to community groups

  2. Good practice and learning from real-life examples in Newcastle and Cardiff

  3. What we know about the government’s new Community Ownership Fund and its potential to support local areas

There will be a chance for Q&As at the end, and you can submit any questions ahead of the session to

For more details on our work on community ownership and the government's Community Ownership Fund contact


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