Community Asset Transfer (CAT) is a change in management of land or buildings from public bodies (e.g. local authorities) to community and voluntary sector groups. This can be a social enterprise such as a Community Interest Company. Usually this would be for less than market value to achieve a local social, economic or environmental benefit. The Crazy Golf Project is a good example of social innovation in the context of a redundant asset of Blackpool Council that is now fully restored and run by the former homeless community through a social enterprise called Blackpool & Fylde Street Angels CIC.
Crazy Golf Project – Social Enterprise Solutions helped to get this socially innovative idea off the ground and to become sustainable. In 9 months a social enterprise was created and a licensing arrangement with Blackpool Council was drawn up to restore and operate a redundant crazy golf course.
Photos below showing the Crazy Golf in 1960s, the deterioration and redundant course in 2018 and community involved in its restoration and re-opening of the course in 2021.