Purpose and approach

We help community land trusts (CLTs) to develop genuinely affordable housing whether that’s building from scratch or bringing old buildings back to life.

Our vision is for anyone, anywhere to be able to set up and run a CLT to develop homes and other assets to meet local needs.

The National CLT Network is the official charity supporting Community Land Trusts in England and Wales. We work on behalf of CLTs and in turn, our members shape and govern our work.

We provide funding, resources, training and advice for CLTs and work with the Government, local authorities, lenders and funders to establish the best conditions for CLTs to grow and flourish.

The Network is also part of a broad alliance of organisations promoting and supporting community led housing in England.

Our plans and goals for 2020-2023

The National CLT Network’s latest strategy reflects the growth of the CLT movement over the past ten years. Recognising that we are one cog in the wheel, our plans for the next three years will see us working closer still with others, particularly the developing enabler hub network across England and Wales.

Our strategic objectives:
  • To campaign for a more supportive local, regional and national policy environment
  • To raise awareness of CLTs
  • To support enabler hubs to provide effective services to CLTs
  • To provide services and support to CLTs
  • To develop the market for CLTs
  • To develop NCLTN as a sustainable organisation.

Read our full 2020-2023 strategy


You can read the latest in our Report of the Trustees and Statement of Financial Activities for 2018/19.

Our previous year's reports for earlier years can also be found at the bottom of the page. 



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