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Asset transfer of our commons

The Community Ownership Fund Round 1 has just opened and the deadline is mid August.

You, too can help in the asset striping of our own community by bidding for what you already own. And to help out in filling the coffers of government administrations who work hand in hand with the banks that will end up owning these community enterprises if they fail. This is just privatisation by another name. They are offering Asset Based Community Transfer ABCT. Which turns our community assets into private enterprises. When what we actually need is Asset Based Community Development! Where the council still own the assets (Meaning we still own them) And “we” are allowed to use and develop them as we see fit.

My fellow citizens we are being sold up the river. The legacy we leave our kids in failing to respond to this fraud is the destruction of our commons and the common good. A legacy that was left to us through the sacrifice of past generations so that we could enjoy their benefits. I fear if this fraud continues we may be the last generation to do so.

 

This is what is being sent round communities

The Community Ownership Fund Round 1 has just opened and the deadline is mid August.

The £150 million Community Ownership Fund is for communities across the United Kingdom. It has been set up to help communities take ownership of assets and amenities at risk of closure. It will run for 4 years.

The first bidding round opens on 15 July 2021.

Voluntary and community organisations can bid for match funding.

Funding may support the purchase and/or renovation costs of community assets and amenities, subject to the full eligibility criteria outlined in this prospectus.

The fund will support a range of community ownership proposals. For example, projects may include:

sporting and leisure facilities

cinemas and theatres

music venues

museums

galleries

parks

pubs

post office building

shops

Proposals will need to prove the value of the asset to local people and that the asset can run sustainably for the long-term benefit of the community.

This prospectus sets out information on the:

funding available how to apply eligibility assessment criteria

Key datesThe Fund will run until 2024/25 and there will be at least 8 bidding rounds in total.This prospectus contains details for round 1.Other key dates are as follows: 13 August 2021 – deadline for submitting applications to the first bidding roundhttps://www.gov.uk/government/collections/new-levelling-up-and-community-investments

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