Category Archives: Community-led housing

New toolkit provides one-stop-shop for community-led housing

Using funding from the Nationwide Foundation, the Housing Association Charitable Trust (Hact) has launched a new toolkit for community-led housing. The toolkit brings together, for the first time, all the specialist documentation required to develop a community-led housing scheme into one place. The online toolkit is free and has over 200 pages, with huge amounts […]

Over 20 community-led housing projects given a boost to get underway

Our funding of a programme to support community-led housing schemes in their infancy has had great results. The availability of support can make or break whether a much-needed scheme can get off the ground. We want to ensure that community groups wanting to deliver community-led housing can realise their vision and ultimately enable local people […]

The Nationwide Foundation gives over £1 million to back community-led housing

The Nationwide Foundation is awarding over £1 million to support the growth of community-led housing, so that the sector can deliver more decent, affordable homes for people in need. Six organisations will use the funding to provide support and advice to community-led housing groups. The Nationwide Foundation recognises that, while there is a growing appetite […]

The Nationwide Foundation supports rural housing initiative

This week is Rural Housing Week and the Nationwide Foundation is pleased to have funded a project which has successfully raised awareness of and enthusiasm for community-led housing across rural North and East Yorkshire. This has led to the initiation of 12 pilot housing projects to create homes for people in need. Where there had […]

Right to Build expert task force launched

NEWS RELEASE ISSUED BY NACSBA. Richard Bacon MP announced as Right to Build Task Force Ambassador The National Custom and Self Build Association (NaCSBA) has announced the launch of a new Right to Build Expert Task Force. The Task Force will help Local Authorities, community groups and other organisations across the UK deliver large, affordable […]

Funding community-led housing in rural areas

Rural Housing Week shines a spotlight on the need for more affordable, good quality housing across Yorkshire. Rural Action Yorkshire and the North and East Yorkshire Rural Housing Enabler Network (RHE Network) have launched a new initiative to help communities to look at solving the problem in their own village or market town by taking […]

Empty Homes charity highlights empty commercial property potential

Creating affordable homes from empty commercial spaces can be both viable and attractive, according to case studies featured in a new research report by the campaigning charity Empty Homes, funded by the Nationwide Foundation, and launched at a parliamentary audience hosted by Mark Prisk MP. Although there are undoubtedly a number of challenges in successfully […]

Locality gives communities the chance to tackle the housing crisis by helping them to build their own homes

A new programme to help communities tackle the housing crisis by building their own homes has been launched by Locality, using funding from the Nationwide Foundation. The Early Stage Support Programme launched on 11 May 2016 will help 22 community groups start up their own community-led housing projects to provide affordable, decent homes for local […]

The Nationwide Foundation awards over £1 Million funding for empty properties

Creating homes for vulnerable people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness Over £1 million has been injected into empty properties to create more decent affordable homes in the UK, thanks to new funding from the Nationwide Foundation. The independent charitable funder has continued its commitment to helping create homes for people in housing […]

Communities need more power over local housing to get homes built

With funding from the Nationwide Foundation, Demos (a cross-party think tank) has launched a report exploring the theory that giving communities more power over local housing development can help to get more homes built. This work included investigating the barriers facing community-led housing models and how effectively these barriers are being overcome. Headline findings from […]