Community Led Housing is about local people taking a leading and lasting role in solving housing problems in their community. Such development proposals must have meaningful community involvement; where the community group owns, manages or stewards the homes in a manner of their choosing; and the benefits to the community are clearly defined and legally protected in perpetuity. They can be delivered directly by the community or through partnership working. The key is that the community are empowered to address housing needs.
The Wiltshire Community Led Housing Project provides advice and signposting to communities on how to set up groups, such as Community Land Trusts, and how to access start-up funding. The Community Housing Fund can provide grants of up to £10,000 to establish a group.
The team will be heading out across Wiltshire over the next few months to promote Community Led Housing at the following locations from 10:30am – 2pm:
Springfield Community Campus, Corsham – Tuesday 5th March
Bourne Hill, Salisbury – Wednesday 27th March
The Vale Community Campus, Pewsey – Thursday 4th April
County Hall, Trowbridge – Thursday 2nd May