Community Asset Transfer (CAT)

Community Asset Transfer (CAT) is a change in management of land or buildings from public bodies (e.g. local authorities) to community and voluntary sector groups. This can be a social enterprise such as a Community Interest Company. Usually this would be for less than market value to achieve a local social, economic or environmental benefit. The Crazy Golf Project is a good example of social innovation in the context of a redundant asset of Blackpool Council that is now fully restored and run by the former homeless community through a social enterprise called Blackpool & Fylde Street Angels CIC.

Crazy Golf Project – Social Enterprise Solutions helped to get this socially innovative idea off the ground and to become sustainable. In 9 months a social enterprise was created and a licensing arrangement with Blackpool Council was drawn up to restore and operate a redundant crazy golf course.

Photos below showing the Crazy Golf in 1960s, the deterioration and redundant course in 2018 and community involved in its restoration and re-opening of the course in 2021.

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Social Enterprise Solutions has been a leading member of our national infrastructure support organisation since 2008 and they have directly contributed to the development of SEUK in a number of ways; director, Clive Hirst, continues to provide a valuable contribution in his voluntary capacity as a council member. In addition, SES has developed a Social Enterprise Town concept collaboratively with Liverpool Hope University, ourselves and other key partners.

We would consider SES as responsible thought leaders in the development of the social enterprise sector

Peter Holbrook CBE
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