East Midlands Community-Led Housing

Funding at a glance

Programme: Backing Community-Led Housing
Amount: £228,000 grant
Approved: 2017
Timescale:  Three years

Creating an community-led housing support service, that works with local authorities and communities to increase awareness of and demand for affordable community-led housing.

Why we are funding this project

To test and learn from different ways to stimulate interest and demand for community-led housing in a region that is demographically diverse, with rural and urban settings, low and high value market areas and the need for housing-led regeneration and additional affordable housing in affluent areas. East Midlands Community-Led Housing (formerly Lincolnshire Community Land Trust) is providing community-led housing support in an area with this diversity and will create knowledge about what forms of support work best in different contexts.

As a result of its work, East Midlands Community-Led Housing (EMCLH) expects to increase community-led affordable housing development across its region. The funded work has the following outcomes:

  • Increased awareness of the opportunity of community-led housing for communities and local authorities
  • Increased knowledge and understanding for local authorities and other stakeholders to support communities with their community-led housing schemes
  • Increased confidence for communities and local authorities to progress community-led housing schemes.

Strategic purpose

To deliver better access to information, support, advice and technical expertise that is needed to progress a scheme.

Project description

EMCLH will expand its current support infrastructure service to the whole of the East Midlands and south bank of the Humber. EMCLH will work with local authorities and communities to increase awareness of and demand for community-led housing.

To allow support for community-led housing to be continued in the longer-term, EMCLH is looking to secure a financial model of self-sustainability, securing more income through consultancy fees, grants for specific projects and completed scheme fees. This financial model will provide useful learning to similar organisations across the country.

East Midlands Community-Led Housing

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