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Community Assets Matter Training

"‘I think any community associate management considering asset transfer should go on this course before drawing up a business plan or a financial forecast. It would have saved …time and headaches I have suffered over the last 2 year in my negotiations with the local authority."

Community Assets Matter Attendee

Building on 67 years of experience, Community Matters core training package, Community Assets Matter (CAM) has been designed to address all your needs for guidance, support and advice on the management of community buildings and other community assets.

The training is supported by a resource handbook which is free to those attending that will address the diversity of legal and technical aspects that asset management presents, and signposts to further more detailed information and support.

Over 48 Community Centres, 27 Local Authorities, 14 Housing Associations and 30 CVS have used Community Assets Matter training in the last year.


 Taking Possession

Is it legal?

Planning for the future

Licences and permissions

Current regulations


Health and safety

Roles and responsibilities

Meeting local need

Disability and access

Occupying premises

Service delivery


To trade or not to trade


Hiring the facility

  Business planning

Maintaining the facility

  Quality systems

Developing the asset

  Greening the asset


By the end of the course participants will:

  • be more knowledgeable about the diversity of legal and technical aspects of managing community buildings and other community assets
  • be better able to develop ideas for income generation to maintain the sustainability of your asset
  • receive the new Community Assets Matter resource handbook that addresses where to go for more specialised advice and help and provides a wealth of useful information and guidance
The training assumes some prior knowledge as the sessions adopt a problem-solving/case study approach using an extended case scenario to support and promote discussions around best practice and shared experiences.

An important aspect of the training is to address the issues and areas of development identified by the participants as being a priority for them and accordingly programme content can be tailored to cater for the needs of each group.


  • £1500 for the 2 days for up to 10 participants with one trainer
  • £2500 for the 2 days for up to 20 participants with two trainers

we do not charge VAT on training

To book Community Assets Matter training or to find out more, contact Head of Consultancy, Richard Bridge on 020 7837 7887 or

If you find that Community Assets Matter does not suit your needs, Community Matters can tailor a learning approach that is right for you and your organisation. To talk through your training requirements please contact 020 7837 7887 or fill in our online form here.

Bespoke Training

We can tailor a learning approach that's right for you and if CAM training does not cover your needs. If you're interested in finding out more about what we can do for your organisation, please fill out this short enquiry form

Community Assets Matter Handbook

Download the handbook for the CAM Training (free for members or £25 + vat for non-members). For additional support you can download resources from our Online Guidance and Advice section.


Community Assets Matter attendees have said:


"The trainer was able to bring relevant experience and anecdotes to emphasise points"


'Very Interesting and informative. Very well delivered.'


'Approachable, animated and inclusive tutor'

Members can save money on insurance, utility bills and energy contracts and other discounted offers! Find out more..

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