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Community Asset Transfer

Where a community group or voluntary organisation has a business plan for delivering activities and services from a council owned asset, the council will consider a request to transfer that asset.

The council recognises and supports the contribution that the voluntary and community sector brings to the vitality and wellbeing of the city.

The council will look positively at community asset transfer (CAT) as an integral part of enabling new and innovative means of local service delivery where it will bring benefits to our communities and contribute towards the council's aims and objectives.

You can find more information on council assets using our interactive map.

Eligibility

Each organisation wishing to apply for CAT needs to meet the following criteria:

  • be a charitable or not-for-private-profit organisation
  • generate social, economic or environmental benefits which directly benefit the people of Wolverhampton
  • benefit as wide and diverse a range of local people as possible
  • have robust systems, governance and policies, as evidenced by a recognised quality mark or by meeting all the basic requirements detailed in the councils CAT Policy
  • have the capacity to manage the asset and have directors or committee members who have the necessary experience and skill

Making a CAT request

Each request for CAT is considered on the basis of a written business case, consisting of a detailed business plan and evidence of need, expertise and the relevant quality standard.

You can also contact us for more information about CAT.