Supporting inclusive economic growth
Community Asset Transfer programmes
Bradford Council’s Community Asset Transfer (CAT) programme is the biggest in West Yorkshire. The council has expanded its CAT team, published a CAT toolkit and hosted information workshops for community groups to build robust business cases for taking on assets. The scheme empowers local communities by enabling them to take over their much loved buildings and run them for social and community benefit at a time when such assets are otherwise at grave risk from government cuts. To date the council has received over 125 applications, completed 20 transfers and is progressing a further 79, of which 23 are close to completion.