Community Asset Transfer (CAT) is about giving local people and community groups greater control in the future of their area. It gives local groups the chance to own or manage community buildings, such as community centres or village halls.

It encourages a stronger community spirit by bringing people from different backgrounds together to work towards a shared goal.

As part of the budget savings adopted by the council on 28 February 2022, expressions of interest are now being taken forward to the business planning stage of the CAT process as per the decision of the Tourism, Communities, Culture and Leisure Committee on 16 June 2022.

CAT guidance to apply for Stage 2

The CAT Guide below is for organisations that have progressed to business planning (stage 2) of the CAT process, following approval of an expression of interest by committee.

To ensure that Wirral Council can assess business plans consistently and equitably, organisations are requested to use the business plan templates below.

Every endeavour has been made to ensure the templates provided are accessible and as easy to use as possible. They have been provided in PDF, Word and Excel formats.

Basic Microsoft Word and Excel formatting skills may be required in completing the templates. Should there be any information capture and formatting issues please contact:

Completed business plans are to be returned to by 25 August 2022.

The PDF files below may not be suitable to view for people with disabilities, users of assistive technology or mobile phone devices.