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====Background====
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URL = http://www.dta.org.uk/
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=Description=
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The DTA is a network of community practitioners. We help people set up development trusts, and we help existing trusts learn from each other and work effectively. We also influence government and others at national and local level, to build support and investment for our movement.
 
The DTA is a network of community practitioners. We help people set up development trusts, and we help existing trusts learn from each other and work effectively. We also influence government and others at national and local level, to build support and investment for our movement.
  
We are aiming for a successful development trust in every community. There are now over 450 development trusts in our membership, in both urban and rural areas. While many are still small, others are operating at scale: the combined income is over £275m and development trusts have £565m of assets in community ownership.<ref>About DTA, http://www.dta.org.uk/aboutus</ref>
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We are aiming for a successful development trust in every community. There are now over 450 development trusts in our membership, in both urban and rural areas. While many are still small, others are operating at scale: the combined income is over £275m and development trusts have £565m of assets in community ownership.
====Areas of Work====
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(http://www.dta.org.uk/aboutus)
The Development Trusts Association is the leading network of community enterprise practitioners dedicated to helping people set up development trusts and helping existing development trusts learn from each other and work effectively.
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Development trusts are:
 
  
*community owned and led
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=More Information=
*cultivating enterprise
 
*developing community assets
 
*transforming communities for good
 
  
Development trusts are community enterprises working to create wealth in communities and keep it there. They trade on a 'not-for-personal-profit' basis, re-investing surplus back into their community and effecting social, economic and environmental, or 'triple bottom line', outcomes. <ref>Welcome, http://www.dta.org.uk/</ref>
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*[[Community Shares]], delivered in partnership by the DTA and [[Co-operativesUK]]
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*The [[Asset Transfer Unit (UK)|Asset Transfer Unit]] is delivered by the DTA
  
====Current Projects====
 
At a regional level our work includes:
 
  
facilitating regional networking
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==Publications==
taking part in regional policy on issues that are of concern to our members
 
supporting emerging trusts as well as established trusts
 
lobbying and campaigning to inform politicians and other policy makers
 
You can [http://www.dta.org.uk/aboutus/dtaintheregions access you regional page on the main site]:
 
  
;DTA's Rural Work : Half of our members work in a rural or a mixed urban / rural setting.
 
;East of England : There are a growing number of diverse development trusts within the Eastern Region.
 
;East Midlands : The East Midlands has a small but growing membership, which is active in a variety of communities.
 
;London : There are over 60 organisations in membership in the Greater London area, this includes full, emerging and associate members. We also have some of the DTA's founding members, including Coin Street Community Builders and Westway Development Trust.
 
;North East : There is a strong development trust movement in the North East, with 38 full and emerging members. The North East office covers ;Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, Durham and Tees Valley : More than 50% of our members are based in rural areas or market towns.
 
; North West : The DTA movement in the North West is made up a vibrant and active membership who readily share their skills and experience with the rest of the movement; bringing ample opportunities for networking and peer learning through regional network meetings, conferences, seminars and exchange visits.
 
;South East : There are 17 full and emerging members of the Development Trusts Association throughout the region, from Oxford to Thanet.
 
;South West : The Development Trust movement across the South West is a growing and vibrant one; with 46 members and many more communities and partnerships looking to set up a development trust.
 
;West Midlands : From the sprawling urban areas of Birmingham, Coventry, Solihull, Wolverhampton and the Black Country, to heritage centres such as Stoke-on-Trent and Stratford-upon-Avon to the rural setting and it’s picturesque market towns and villages such as Ledbury and Ludlow, the West Midlands is a region rich in diversity.
 
;Yorkshire & Humberside : Yorkshire and the Humber has 60 Development Trusts, encompassing a fantastic diversity of communities and activities.
 
;East of England
 
;Wales
 
;Scotland
 
<ref>DTA in the Regions, http://www.dta.org.uk/aboutus/dtaintheregions</ref>
 
====Publications====
 
 
See http://www.dta.org.uk/resources/publications for links to publications.
 
See http://www.dta.org.uk/resources/publications for links to publications.
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;The Community Shares programme: One year on : This report provides a summary of the findings from the first year of the Community Shares Programme, a two-year action-research project funded by the Office of the Third Sector and the Department for Communities and Local Government working in partnership with the Development Trusts Association and Co-operativesUK
 
;The Community Shares programme: One year on : This report provides a summary of the findings from the first year of the Community Shares Programme, a two-year action-research project funded by the Office of the Third Sector and the Department for Communities and Local Government working in partnership with the Development Trusts Association and Co-operativesUK
;Trust in Communities : a manifesto from the Development Trusts Association
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;Trust in Communities : a manifesto from the Development Trusts AssociationThe DTA's manifesto outlines our five key pledges for the community enterprise movement and our call on government to support the work of development trusts and other community enterprises.
The DTA's manifesto outlines our five key pledges for the community enterprise movement and our call on government to support the work of development trusts and other community enterprises.
 
 
;A History of Community Asset Ownership : Written by Steve Wyler, Director of the DTA, this publication provides a concise history of community asset ownership in the UK, an idea that has been in existence in the uk for hundreds of years.
 
;A History of Community Asset Ownership : Written by Steve Wyler, Director of the DTA, this publication provides a concise history of community asset ownership in the UK, an idea that has been in existence in the uk for hundreds of years.
 
;Bearing Fruit : Good practice in asset-based rural community development. Development Trusts Association with Carnegie UK Trust (Sept 2008).
 
;Bearing Fruit : Good practice in asset-based rural community development. Development Trusts Association with Carnegie UK Trust (Sept 2008).
;Fit for Purpose : the Development Trusts Association healthcheck for community enterprise organisations
 
;Early Warning Guide : Development Trusts Association (2008). Just a quick flip through this guide should help you work out whether your organisation is heading for the cliffs or enjoying the walk!
 
 
;Community Share and Bond Issues : Development Trusts Association (2007). This publication explains how community organisations can use share and bond issues as a source of funding.
 
;Community Share and Bond Issues : Development Trusts Association (2007). This publication explains how community organisations can use share and bond issues as a source of funding.
;The Green Asset Guide : Development Trusts Association and the Environment Trust (2007). This guide offers a summary of approaches you can take to reduce the environmental impact of your community building.
 
;Cultivating enterprise : This toolkit will guide you step by step through the stages of setting up an enterprising community organisation.
 
;To have and to hold : This Guide provides a broad range of information, resources and contacts that you can use to develop a land or building project that is an asset for your organisation and local community.
 
;On the borderline : Development trusts tackling poverty in the UK
 
;Bonds and bridges : To what extent does the community enterprise movement engage with the diverse communities that it serves? This is something that the Development Trusts Association (DTA) explores in this new publication.
 
;Better to borrow? : This booklet explores examples where finance has been provided to development trusts by NatWest/RBS or by Unity Trust Bank. These banks have been pioneers of community enterprise investment and have built lasting relationships with our members.
 
;Tell Your Story : This guide is designed to help development trusts map their community impact and tell their stories in an effective way.
 
 
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*[http://www.dta.org.uk/ Home Page for the Development Trust Association]
 
  
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Latest revision as of 22:49, 12 February 2017

URL = http://www.dta.org.uk/

Description

The DTA is a network of community practitioners. We help people set up development trusts, and we help existing trusts learn from each other and work effectively. We also influence government and others at national and local level, to build support and investment for our movement.

We are aiming for a successful development trust in every community. There are now over 450 development trusts in our membership, in both urban and rural areas. While many are still small, others are operating at scale: the combined income is over £275m and development trusts have £565m of assets in community ownership. (http://www.dta.org.uk/aboutus)


More Information


Publications

See http://www.dta.org.uk/resources/publications for links to publications.

The Community Shares programme
One year on : This report provides a summary of the findings from the first year of the Community Shares Programme, a two-year action-research project funded by the Office of the Third Sector and the Department for Communities and Local Government working in partnership with the Development Trusts Association and Co-operativesUK
Trust in Communities 
a manifesto from the Development Trusts Association. The DTA's manifesto outlines our five key pledges for the community enterprise movement and our call on government to support the work of development trusts and other community enterprises.
A History of Community Asset Ownership 
Written by Steve Wyler, Director of the DTA, this publication provides a concise history of community asset ownership in the UK, an idea that has been in existence in the uk for hundreds of years.
Bearing Fruit 
Good practice in asset-based rural community development. Development Trusts Association with Carnegie UK Trust (Sept 2008).
Community Share and Bond Issues 
Development Trusts Association (2007). This publication explains how community organisations can use share and bond issues as a source of funding.