Another year, another celebration of the community land trust movement! Come along to our annual gathering to get an update on the movement, take part in workshops where you can learn new skills, meet great people and celebrate everything the movement has accomplished over the last 12 months.
With breakout workshops covering subjects chosen by National CLT Network members, and our annual CLT awards to top it off, this is an event not to be missed. We have £40 travel bursaries available to our members. Email Anne to request a form.
The CLT awards is a fantastic opportunity for us to spotlight just some of the fantastic people and groups within the movement. Come along and celebrate the movement. We have five awards up for grabs.
We're also running peer to peer workshops on the day across different themes. You'll be able to signup to them on the day.
Writing a business plan will help you clarify what you're doing, what your priorities are, and how you'll achieve your goals. A good business plan will also help you to attract investment, giving lenders - and others like your council - confidence in your CLT. We'll discuss what lenders look for, and share tips, tricks, and trials you've experienced in drawing yours up.
Doing more than homes
More CLTs are looking to steward land for community energy, shops, workspaces, food, forestry and conservation projects. Most of our work and resources focus on housing, so we will bring some experts and members involved with other community enterprises in to share ideas and experiences. What else could your CLT be doing, and how can you make it happen?
Getting the right Directors
Finding people to stand as directors for your CLT's board is often a challenge. Volunteers are also often unclear on what the legal duties and liabilities for Directors are, and what they need to do to perform their roles properly. We'll be joined by legal experts, and will have the opportunity to share our won tips and challenges.
Winning over your council
Having the support of your council can make a huge difference, especially if you want land and funding. Not every council can be won over, but understanding how they tick, and how to build your 'people power' to give you leverage, will give you a fighting chance. We'll talk through our local advocacy toolkit to explore the skills and opportunities you have to build a strong relationship.