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Shared Assets

Shared Assets offer support with new models of land management which are financially sustainable and create livelihoods and shared public spaces in Big Local areas.

You might be interested in working with Shared Assets if your Big Local area is taking on an ambitious land-based project and could use some help turning the plans into a physical legacy for your area.

Shared Assets has worked with 5 Big Local areas over the last year supporting them to develop projects ranging from a BMX track to a park pavilion.

“We want to create a STEM training centre which could transform our community’s economic future. Shared Assets has the expertise and skills we needed to put our ideas into action.” 

Duncan, Par Bay Big Local

What’s expected of our Big Local partnership?

We want the experience of working with the support partners to make your Big Local area more effective and not burden you with extra responsibility. Should you choose to work with Shared Assets, Media Trust, Campaign for Better Transport or StreetGames, it’s important your Big Local partnership fully understands what’s expected of you.

This includes:

  • Engaging with the project as a committed, equal partner for the duration of the work
  • Choosing an individual from your partnership to engage with the partner organisation, stay in contact and schedule meetings and visits
  • Inviting partnership members and other interested local stakeholders to training workshops.
  • Providing a venue in your Big Local area and any refreshments you would like for all workshops
  • Signing an Memoriam of Understanding (MoU) which will authorise Local Trust to transfer your 50% of the funding from your £1 million budget to the partner directly and so reduce administration responsibilities on your LTO.

It’s been inspirational to have the chance to work with so many passionate community activists. We look forward to further work in supporting initiatives to have the best chance possible to succeed in the long term and leave a legacy for Big Local areas

Shared Assets

More on Shared Assets

You can find more about Par Bay Big Local’s experience of working with Shared Assets in Duncan’s blog.


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