The ACRE Network, England’s largest network of rural support organisations, has received funding from the Nationwide Foundation to run a series of training events in 2018. These events will increase the knowledge about community-led housing in rural communities, and help more residents to consider the local potential for such a project to address housing need in their area.
Each training session will cover a range of topics relating to community-led housing and will provide those in attendance with a competent understanding of the topic. Sue Southwell – Rural Housing Enabler for Devon Communities Together - will be leading the Devon training.
Those attending the training will learn about the different models of community-led housing, the finance involved, assessing local housing need and the availability of funding from the national Community-Led Housing Fund. It will also increase understanding of the time it takes to get a community-led housing project through to completion. Events will feature case studies from existing and live community-led housing projects, and offer the opportunity to network and develop contacts with those who are currently working in the sector.
A full calendar for the ACRE Network led Community-Led Housing training will be available on the ACRE website. Please follow ACRE on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for other updates.