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#CATNI: Empowering Communities – Asset Transfer in Northern Ireland

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Tomorrow we will mostly be live blogging and digitallunching in Crumlin Road Gaol. The focus is unremittingly going to be on policy, and probably of most immediate interest to Stormont insiders is the question of whether there needs to be a legislative framework to allow for set arrangements for floating assets from the state to more…

#CATJRF: Wind powered community development coming to Fermanagh?

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Last week, I was lucky enough to catch up with Lauri McCusker of the Fermanagh Trust to talk with him about a relatively recent project, which is no so much about asset transfer as asset development by developing a revenue stream for rural, often very isolated, communities. At the core of it is the concept more…

#CATJRF: Why the quality of investment matters to people…

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Interesting piece by Julian Dobson on why the quality of investment in assets matters: Go to Greece and see what happens when the investors and lenders have no interest in the welfare of those they have lent to or the quality of their lives. Or, if Greece seems like a distant world, go down to more…

#CATJRF: Summary of week one conversations…

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I suppose Community Asset Transfer is not the sexiest subject in the world around which to convene a conversation, or more accurately a series of small conversations. It’s true also that what I personally knew about asset transfer (community or otherwise) before the last few weeks you could have written on the back of the more…

#CATJRF: Is there is a ‘new politics’ underlying the transfer of capital assets to communities?

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I’ll be very interested in FitzJamesHorse’s comments on this morning’s seminar on Community Asset Transfer. Lisa’s more authoritative account(s) will follow. Here’s some quick thoughts of my own. One, this ‘community’ is rather different to the one that many of us associate with the major imperatives of conflict resolution (or conflict management as David Ervine more…

#CATJRF: Community Asset Transfer: Live Blog

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Community Asset Transfer Okay, the first session won’t begin for about another hour. Not sure of the wifi capabilities of the venue, so I may be feeding this with content from Twitter, both my own and others on the hashtag #catjrf. I’m hoping for quite a lively session. Not sure how many will be tweeting more…

#CATJRF: What the sector is looking for is support around the skills needed to move forward on Asset Transfer…

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There are plenty of good examples of asset transfer to community and voluntary organisations right across the region but what the sector now needs is adequate support and advice around the skills required to move this forward.  Within the right policy and legislative framework and with the right skills set and access to social finance, the sector can take more…

#CATJRF: A evolution of ‘community right to buy’ in Scotland?

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Ian Cooke outlines some of the changes brought about by the Scottish government that made it easier for communities to take on and use assets for the benefit of local communities, but pushing the capacity to make such decisions down from ministerial level to local authorities. With a new bill on the cards, there is scope for creating further opportunities by recognising asset transfer and community right to buy as a way of ramping up community-led regeneration.

#CATJRF: A property asset is much like any other asset…

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Most prominent examples of asset transfer in Northern Ireland tend to be to ‘stewards’, i.e. where ownership is retained by a statutory sector landlord leaving the group to concentrate on delivering community services. Government in Northern Ireland has been traditionally shy of transferring the title to pre existing physical assets, for a range of understandable reasons. more…

#CATJRF: An open discussion on community asset transfer…

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As promised last week, today marks the beginning of a discussion (debate is probably too grand a term for what we have in mind) of Community Asset Transfer… If you are confused as to what that means, it refers to the transfer of title or services from some form of statutory ownership or management to more…