The NI Conversation 14: Making Local Work (Government Reform, Community Ownership, Community Enterprise)
Development Trusts NI (DTNI) will host its annual conference in the Waterfront Hall Belfast on the 18th and 19 June. The annual Development Trusts NI conference is a unique opportunity to engage with the network of community enterprise development trusts across Northern Ireland. It is a place for debate, to explore policy in support of social and economic development, to consider innovation in community/social enterprise, to explore asset development and approaches to funding and investment. It is a place for networking, for learning and sharing and building new strategic social and business partnerships. The conference comes as the NI Executive has recently approved the Department for Social Development policy in support of the transfer of surplus public sector assets to community and voluntary organisations. The policy - better known as Community Asset Transfer (CAT) - represents a critical shift in thinking on how to drive forward social development and brings NI into line with Scotland, England and Wales. The policy focus puts enterprise, assets, ownership, alternative forms of finance and investment – grants & loans - and long term sustainability at the heart of community development.
Presentation from our seminar, Third Sector Asset Transfer: The Argyll and Bute Journey, by Ellen Morton, Deputy Leader, Argyll and Bute Council
Presentation from our seminar, Third Sector Asset Transfer: The Argyll and Bute Journey, by Nick Allan, Strategic Asset Manager, Argyll and Bute Council
Participation, Engagement & Skills Project, an initiative of the North West Community Network (Derry/Londonderry) information fact-sheet to improve understanding about community assets and asset transfer.