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People shaping places, places shaping people: Community asset ownership

Published: 2022

More than 6,300 assets are in community ownership in England today. This model plays an essential role in ensuring places are built on resilient entities and benefit those living locally. As well as improving service delivery and financial sustainability, community asset ownership has been found to reduce vacancy rates, enable ‘bottom-up’ r…

The Power of Community: Learning from Bristol’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic

Published: 2022

During 2021, Voscur worked with academics and students from the University of Bristol to investigate how the sector had adapted to ensure delivery of vital services during Covid-19.

With many in our sector unable to deliver vital services by established means, we wanted to find out how our colleagues from across the sector had continued to ful…

Thematic Paper: Assets & Community Businesses

Published: 2022

Community assets – buildings or land which are used for the social interest or wellbeing of the wider community – can be essential to a community business’ service delivery and financial sustainability, and can contribute to greater community empowerment and pride. Power to Change supported communit…

Community Assets

Published: 2022

The Welsh Parliament (Senedd Cymru) Local Government and Housing Committee undertook an inquiry into community assets, with a specific focus on barriers and opportunities for communities to acquire built assets for community use. The Committee explored how the statutory and policy framework encourages and supports the development of c…

The community asset transfer of libraries: Considerations in community managed libraries taking a lease.

Published: 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…

Building a sustainable data ecosystem around community assets in England

Published: 2020

In 2018, mySociety launched Keep It In The Community (KIITC) as a prototype of a service that could help to monitor community-owned assets in the UK. This report, authored by mySociety, looks into the role that data on community-owned assets and assets of community value (ACVs) plays in the community asset sector, with an aim to shaping the fut…

The Community Asset Transfer of Leisure Facilities in the UK: A Review and Research Agenda

Published: 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…

Understanding a maturing community shares market

Published: 2020

This paper is the first of two reports by Co-operatives UK reviewing the community shares market. The community shares investment model has become a popular approach to raising finance and since 2012, £155 million has been raised by over 103,000 people to save and create more than 440 vital spaces and services. This report comprises of communi…

The ‘Locally Rooted’ Community Business: Meanings, practices, challenges and the role of community assets

Published: 2020

# Preview | Download ORC-2020-12-The ‘Locally Rooted’ Community Business.pdf4MB Author(s) Bethany Rex Katrina Foxton Citation Rex, B. and Foxton, K. (2020) The ‘Locally Rooted’ Community Business: Meanings, practices, challenges and the role of community assets. Research Report. UAL Social Design

Our assets, our future: the economics, outcomes and sustainability of assets in community ownership – Research Summary

Published: 2019

# Preview | Download RI-21S-Our assets, our future.pdf179kB Author(s) Vita Terry Rebecca Moran Eliza Buckley Mike Aiken Ian Wilson Stephen Parkes Cathy Harris Elaine Batty Tom Archer Citation Terry, V., Moran, R., Buckley, E., Aiken, M., Wilson, I., Parkes, S.,

RaKAT Community Transport, Richmond and Kingston

Published: 2019

# Preview | Download RI-21-CS-RaKAT Community Transport Richmond and Kingston.pdf153kB Author(s) Unspecified Citation Unspecified (2019) RaKAT Community Transport, Richmond and Kingston. Case Study. Power to Change. Details Report type: Case Study Publisher: Power to Change Location: London

Pinchbeck Community Land Trust, Lincolnshire

Published: 2019

# Preview | Download RI-21-CS-Pinchbeck Community Land Trust Lincolnshire.pdf703kB Author(s) Unspecified Citation Unspecified (2019) Pinchbeck Community Land Trust, Lincolnshire. Case Study. Power to Change. Details Report type: Case Study Publisher: Power to Change Location: East Midlands


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