The first stage (process evaluation) of an evaluation of the Community Asset Transfer Fund was completed in July 2011, the second in April 2013.
The Community Asset Transfer Programme was established as a joint initiative between the Big Lottery Fund in Wales and the Welsh Government. It is managed by the Big Lottery Fund and is structured to distribute £13 million to refurbish and develop assets transferred from Public Sector Organisations to Third Sector Organisations.
The evaluation is designed to identify and measure the impact of the CAT programme on local communities and wider stakeholders and to assess whether this represents value for money. It takes a longitudinal approach and will accompany the implementation of the CAT programme as a whole and the individual asset transfer projects in four stages; Process evaluation (Jan – June 2011), Interim evaluation (2013), end of programme outcome evaluation (2016) and post programme impact evaluation (2018).