Community assets: emerging learning, challenges and questions

Julian Dobson

What have we learned from JRF's series of seminars on community assets?

The current political and economic climate means there may never be a better opportunity for community organisations to buy or manage assets such as buildings, parks and wind farms for local benefit. But can they make the most of this opportunity while surviving spending cuts, political pressures and commercial competition?

This Round-up:

  • summarises the learning from six events on community assets;
  • draws on nine research papers and briefing documents published in 2010 and 2011;
  • explores the opportunities, challenges and questions arising for community organisations, funders, policy-makers and government.
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