#CATJRF: Good exchange of information & important development in the Asset Transfer debate…

Thursday’s seminar on community asset transfer at Farset International was well attended by anyone with an interest in the subject and rightly so;  there were fascinating insights from the speakers from Locality, good examples of asset transfer in practice from the Housing Executive and a presentation by Dr Brendan Murtagh of the findings of the Queen’s research with sound, practical recommendations for the future.  All this, together with good exchange and questions from the floor, provided the bones of a much needed framework for action for both government and the sector. …

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

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 the necessary steps to implement more sustainable projects and successful social enterprises.  Opening up the debate on asset transfer is critical and tomorrow’s seminar will therefore be …

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