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As part of the Council’s Transformation Strategy, the Property and Estate Rationalisation programme was established to reduce the number of buildings operated by the Council by 25%. The aim of this is to save £2.246m over three years.

In July 2013, management responsibility for all Council-owned community facilities transferred to the East Ayrshire Leisure Trust. The Trust is currently working with the Council to review these facilities to balance business objectives with future community needs and to identify those which may be suitable for transfer to community groups and organisations. Facilities are being assessed in terms of usage, running costs and physical condition.

Get the full details on the Property and Estate Rationalisation programme by downloading the programme briefing.

Community Asset Transfer

Community Asset Transfer (CAT) involves the transfer of the responsibility for an asset from the Council to a Voluntary or Community Organisation. This can be done through either a transfer of management responsibility, short or long term lease or through the transfer of outright ownership.

This process presents local groups and communities with a unique opportunity to get involved in running facilities and delivering services.

We're looking for community and voluntary groups, such as community associations, community trusts and user groups to take responsibility of various facilities across East Ayrshire. You can view the current range of properties available on our Community Asset Transfer website, which is updated regularly. 

Download the Community Asset Transfer Q&A for answers to frequently asked questions about the scheme and a list of facilities being considered for Community Asset Transfer. 

Are you interested? We can even help you with your application. Get in touch with us on the details below.

Contact Information

Vibrant Communities – Community Asset Transfer (CAT) group
Civic Centre South
John Dickie Street
East Ayrshire
Telephone: 01563 578148