What is the Community Asset Transfer Fund?
RCT Together was launched in 2015 and is the Council’s innovative approach to engaging with its residents and communities to explore how they can work together to develop alternative sustainable delivery models that maintain services and facilities that the Council may no longer be able to deliver on its own.
To ensure that Community Asset Transfers (CATS) can deliver on the Council’s (and its partners) strategic and local community service requirements, the fund aims to build resilient communities by working collaboratively with all sectors in Rhondda Cynon Taf. Only CAT applications that contribute towards the needs and development priorities of the Council and its Neighbourhood Networks will be progressed.
The Community Asset Transfer Fund will be primarily for applications related to sustainable community asset transfer of Council buildings to community partners by way of a lease, licence or Tenancy At Will. Consideration may also be given to groups who may require support to sustain tenancies where all other funding options have been exhausted.
All projects will need to fit with one, or more of the objectives identified in the Rhondda Cynon Taf Corporate Plan. These are;
- Economy – Building a strong economy
- People – Promoting independence and positive lives for everyone
- Place – Creating neighbourhoods where people are proud to live and work
To see a copy of the Corporate Plan please go to www.rctcbc.gov.uk
Who can apply?
Applications can be considered from non-profit distributing voluntary and community groups, social enterprises, Community and Town Councils, and on a case by case basis, commercial childcare providers.
Applicants will need to evidence they have a Constitution / Governing Document and a Bank Account in the name of the organisation with at least 2 separate signatories
What can I apply for?
The Fund can be used for activities associated with the community asset transfer of Council properties or land into community ownership by way of a tenancy agreement i.e. a lease, licence or Tenancy At Will. Examples of the type of costs that may be supported include
- Purchase of equipment
- Building work
- Legal Costs
- Building/Land/Condition Surveys
How much can I apply for?
The maximum grant contribution will normally be £10,000. Proposals will be assessed on a first come first served basis, subject to eligibility and available budget
How will the grant be paid?
If your application is successful, you will receive a letter with the detail of the grant and its terms and conditions. If you wish to accept the grant you will need to sign and return the terms and conditions.
Payment will usually only be made on submission of invoices and photographic evidence (where applicable) at the end of the project and will be made into the bank account shown in your application
If you want any more information on the Community Asset Transfer process and support available, please contact the RCT Together Team on 01443 425368 or firstname.lastname@example.org or contact a member of our team.
If you want to request an application form, please contact the Regeneration Team on 01443 281124 or email email@example.com