Why we are backing community-led housing
Community-led housing schemes come from a variety of forms, shapes and sizes. They can build new homes, create homes in empty properties, protect existing decent, affordable homes and provide homes of all types of tenure.
Community-led organisations are really well placed both to challenge the threats to existing local homes for people in need, as well as to increase the supply of homes that meet the needs of local people. We know that although individual community-led housing schemes are often small, the energy and commitment of local people and organisations can create a big impact for the individuals and communities in which they work.
We firmly believe that their ideas and approaches should be shared and adapted across the UK, delivering change at scale and respecting different local circumstances.
Our work will strengthen, support and champion the growth of community-led housing, so that more people will benefit.
The change we want to see is that community-led housing delivers an increased number of homes for people in need.
We envisage a future where community-led housing is thriving and where many more people are living in homes created through this approach.
We will be prioritising work that
We are currently considering how we will use our funding to best effect, so please come back and look at our site again in early summer 2017 to find out what you can apply for. However, when we do offer funding it is likely to be towards our priority to strengthen the infrastructure of the community-led sector.
Alongside our funded work, we will be connecting, collaborating and engaging with others so that we can increase the availability of funding and finance: this element will not be a funded-programme.