Purpose and approach

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

The National CLT Network is the official charity supporting Community Land Trusts (CLTs) in England and Wales (charity number 1156952). 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. Our aim is to transform the land and housing markets in England and Wales so that CLTs are mainstream, not dependent on short-lived specialist support programmes.

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 business plan reflects the growth of the CLT movement over the past ten years. Recognising that we are one player in a wider movement 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 business plan


You can read the latest in our Report of the Trustees and Statement of Financial Activities for 2019/20.

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


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