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Community Asset Transfer Fund

What is the Community Asset Transfer Fund? 

The Community Asset Transfer Fund is only available to organisations who have responsibility for an asset transfer from the Council to a not for personal profit organisation.

To ensure that Community Asset Transfers (CATS) can deliver on the Council’s (and its partners) strategic and local community service requirements, the fund aims to build resilient communities by working collaboratively with all sectors in Rhondda Cynon Taf.

Only CAT applications that contribute towards the needs and development priorities of the Council, its Neighbourhood Networks, and the outcomes and outputs required by the UK Government’s (UKG) Shared Prosperity Fund (SPF) will be progressed.

More information on the UKG SPF – RCTCBC Community Fund can be found here: UK Government Shared Prosperity Fund RCTCBC Community Grant | Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council

The Community Asset Transfer Fund is only available to support the active transfer of Council buildings to community partners by way of a lease, licence or Tenancy At Will. Consideration may also be given to groups who may require support to sustain tenancies where all other funding options have been exhausted.

In addition to delivering one or  more of the UK Government’s Shared Prosperity Outcomes, all projects will need to fit with one, or more of the objectives identified in the Rhondda Cynon Taf Corporate Plan 2024-2030 - Working with our Communities (draft). These are;

  • PEOPLE and COMMUNITIES - Supporting and empowering RCT residents and communities to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives.

  • WORK and BUSINESS - Helping to strengthen and grow RCT’s economy.

  •  NATURE and the ENVIRONMENT - A green and clean RCT that improves and protects RCT’s environment and nature.

  •  CULTURE and HERITAGE - Recognising and celebrating RCT’s past, present and future.

Who can apply?

Applications can be considered from non-profit distributing voluntary and community groups, social enterprises, Community and Town Councils.

Applicants will need to evidence they have a Constitution / Governing Document and a Bank Account in the name of the organisation with at least 2 separate signatories

What can I apply for?

The Fund can be used for activities associated with the community asset transfer of Council properties or land into community ownership by way of a tenancy agreement i.e. a lease, licence or Tenancy At Will. Examples of the type of costs that may be supported include


  • Purchase of equipment
  • Refurbishment
  • Decoration
  • Building work 


  • Legal Costs
  • Insurance
  • Building/Land/Condition Surveys
  • Training 

How much can I apply for?

The maximum grant contribution will normally be £14,999. Proposals will be assessed on a first come first served basis, subject to eligibility and available budget

How will the grant be paid?

If your application is successful, you will receive a letter with the detail of the grant and its terms and conditions. If you wish to accept the grant you will need to sign and return the terms and conditions.

Payment will usually only be made on submission of invoices and photographic evidence (where applicable) at the end of the project and will be made into the bank account shown in your application

If you want any more information on the Community Asset Transfer process and support available, please contact the RCT Together Team on 01443 425368 or


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