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Repository entry 1 September 2020
This paper reviews recent work on community asset transfers (CAT): a transfer of management of facilities from the public sector to the third sector, largely led by volunteers. The review focusses on leisure facilities due to their non-statutory nature, making them more vulnerable to public spending cuts. The experience of CATs is reviewed, inc…
The community asset transfer of libraries: Considerations in community managed libraries taking a lease.
Repository entry 1 January 2020
Since April 2011, at least 576 libraries have been transferred to being run entirely by volunteers for some of the time. This report by Sheffield University Management School and Newcastle Business School examines the community asset transfer process whereby library services are taken into community ownership and the impact on libraries’ long…
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