Are you interested in taking over a building in your area?

Dates: Weds 24th September (full-day),  OR Fri 26th Sept & Fri 3rd October (two half-days)

Venue & Times: Central London, near Bond Street tube on the Central Line. 09:30 registration, 10:00 start. Lunch and refreshments provided. Ends 16:30

Aim: Are you interested in taking over a building in your area for community development or social enterprise purposes? Find out about how the process works and what financial support is available.

Who should attend? This course is aimed at community groups and individuals who wish to manage a building for community benefit.

Content: This training will cover -

  • The Localism Act and My Community Rights
  • What you need to have in place
  • Case studies / good practice

Outcomes: By the end of the session participants will be able to –

  • Identify the information and resources necessary to achieve an asset transfer
  • Demonstrate how to develop a case for support for a building
  • Demonstrate an understanding of best practice requirements
  • Identify suitable and relevant funding sources
  • Identify  the structure of asset based grant applications
  • Developing sustainability and capacity within your organisation
  • Be able to put together an asset development place
  • Leave with wider knowledge of My Community Rights agenda

Methodology: This will be a mixture of presentations, group exercises and discussions and hand-outs.

Costs: £75 (Charities with 0-9 employees); £150 (Charities with 10-19 employees); £225 (Charities with 20+ employees); £225 (Social Enterprises and CICs); £350 (Companies); £50 (Voice4Change members with over three months membership). 10% off the costs for organisations who are Voice4Change members less than three months.
To book your place on 24th September (full day) please visit:
To book your place on 26th September & 3rd October (two half days) please visit:
For more information email: or call (020) 7697 4243