• DTNI Asset Transfer Pilot projects

    See information about our pilot asset transfer projects across the country

  • Community

    Welcome to Development Trusts NI

    We are 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.

  • Members

    Our strength is our membership

    Development trusts are:

    • community owned and led
    • cultivating enterprise
    • developing community assets
    • transforming communities for good

  • Activities

    What we do

    • Encourage the growth of new development trusts
    • Support and strengthen established development trusts
    • Promote and represent the interests of development trusts

  • Asset transfer

    Asset transfer

    Community Assets are land and buildings owned or managed by community organisations. DTNI, as part of a UK network of development trust organisations in Scotland and Wales, and Locality in England, can access practitioner led examples of the most successful community-led asset transfer to date.

  • Consultancy

    Our consultancy service

    A new kind of consultancy drawing on DTNI's very special asset: the wealth of grassroots expertise and knowledge of community-led regeneration, asset development and community enterprise within its members, staff and wider contacts.

  • Publications


    View and download current DTNI publications



Community Asset Transfer Programme

DTNI would like to formally invite interested organisations to submit proposals to take part in its 'Community Asset Transfer Demonstration Programme' to test the new governments enabling framework policy proposals in support of the transfer of surplus public sector assets to organisations in the community and voluntary sectors.

The initial application process remains open until Friday 18th October. Second stage applicants will be invited for interview in late October early November. Please forward all your queries to DTNI Programme Manager Charlie Fisher. We look forward to hearing from you and good luck. 

Nigel Kinnaird
Chair DTNI

Download Fillable PDF Application Form >
Instructions for Completion >

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