The Rural Urban Synthesis Society (RUSS), a Lewisham-based Community Land Trust, have launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for a community space as part of their housing development.
The community space will house a School of Community-led Housing piloted by RUSS, providing a knowledge hub to inspire and train other groups interested in self-build and affordable housing.
The project will also create opportunities for local people and volunteers to participate actively in a sustainable construction project through the building of the community space itself.
Catherine Harrington, Director of NCLTN, has leant the project her backing, saying:
"RUSS have been at the forefront of efforts to build a community-led, sustainable solution to London’s housing crisis since they launched in 2009. This new hub reflects RUSS’s commitment both to supporting the wider community and to training new community housing groups, and will help the Church Grove site to thrive."
To donate to the campaign, visit RUSS' Spacehive page: https://www.spacehive.com/ladywellselfbuild