Community asset transfer involves the transfer of ownership and/or management of land or buildings from a statutory body like the council to a community-based organisation or group at less than market value for local social, economic or environmental benefit.

Guidance

Asset advancement policy

How to apply for an asset transfer

Download and fill in the application form and statement of understanding

Clock Completing this form takes around 1 hour.

Paperclip You must include a number of documents to support your application. The form will guide you through what supporting evidence you require.

Download application form

After you've applied

Subject to an invitation from the local authority you will need to develop a business case to show that the community is capable of maintaining and operating the land or building into the future.

Buildings available for transfer

On 3 October 2016, Kirklees Cabinet approved the future vision for Museums and Galleries. It proposed the closure of Dewsbury Museum and Red House Museum and requested permission to seek expressions of interest for Community Asset Transfer for these sites

The decision provided for a twin track process i.e. preparation for sale and at the same time invite expressions of interest for Community Asset Transfer of the buildings.

The information below is provided to assist groups who may be interested in submitting an expression of interest for a Community Asset Transfer.

Dewsbury Museum

Deadline for expressions of interest and outline business case is Monday 6 March 2017.

A transfer pack and floor plans are available for your information:

Transfer pack

Floor plans

Clock Completing this form takes around 1 hour.

Download expression of interest form

Groups are advised to observe the deadlines set out in the Twin Track Flow Chart.

After you've applied

Your expression of interest and outline business case will be assessed and you will be contacted with additional information.

Please refer to the Dewsbury Museum scoring matrix for guidance on how the outline business case will be assessed.

Red House Museum

Deadline for expressions of interest and outline business case is Monday 6 March 2017.

A transfer pack and floor plans are available for your information:

Transfer pack

Floor plans

Clock Completing this form takes around 1 hour.

Download expression of interest form

Groups are advised to observe the deadlines set out in the Twin Track Flow Chart.

After you've applied

Your expression of interest and outline business case will be assessed and you will be contacted with additional information.

Please refer to the Red House Museum scoring matrix for guidance on how the outline business case will be assessed.