If you want to develop Community Led Housing in London, we can help you.
Here are the first steps:
1. Form or join a group
Community led housing relies on a group of enthusiastic people with ideas.
You may decide to join an existing group or form a new group. Get the word out locally or online. Talk to people you know, or post on our facebook group and join the CLH register so we can connect you to local opportunities as they arise. Look at other projects or go to events to learn more. Our guide to getting your group ready covers further things to consider.
2. Book an advice session
Our team and advisers are available to guide, mentor, and support groups at an early stage. We can help you refine your objectives, think through various legal and governance structures, ways to develop the homes, and their long-term management.
3. Apply for funding and mentoring
Once you’re ready, we offer funding to commission business plans, financial advice, development appraisals, site capacity and due diligence, or legal advice to help secure a site, as well as incorporation costs and capacity building.
We have regular deadlines for applications. The next one is Monday 10 August 2020.
4. Training and resources
We also run seminars on site searching, development viability and finance for groups we’re working with. We have a series of accompanying guides, and other resources.