Community-led housing fund
Community-led housing schemes are increasingly being recognised as a way to provide affordable housing to meet local needs by putting communities at the heart of decision making. Building these homes does not mean spoiling vast areas of beautiful countryside, it means building homes that will provide a long-term positive social impact. Working with local communities to make sensible, informed decisions about what needs to be built and where – and finding the right sites on which to do so. Find out more
Basic steps for success
Form a community group
See opposite for the types of approach you may want to consider.
Secure a site
Find a suitable site, including investigating any potential problems and how much it
Affordable Housing is subject to the same planning application process as any other
Designing and financing and the scheme
Tap into local expertise and access available grants and loans to finance your scheme.
Building and managing the completed development
Consider the longer term investment to manage and maintain the scheme to remain
*Section 106: specifies a range of requirements that must be met.
We are looking for local community groups, parish and town councils who would like to get involved in helping to develop Affordable Housing projects in your local area. With our team of experts and links with other specialists organisations, we can help to support genuine projects that help to solve local housing needs.