Travel subsidies available: £40 travel bursaries are available. To get access please get in touch and you will be sent a form.
Please note: if you’re travelling on public transport the closest station is Penrith and an hourly bus service runs to Keswick.
See it and Believe it
See it and Believe it is an initiative to galvanise and inform anyone interested or already involved in community-led housing. These immersive peer-to-peer learning events give attendees direct access to a variety of community land trust projects across the country and explore how they came to be. With talks from experts, communities with hands on experience and an opportunity to build relationships, these events aren’t to be missed!
About Keswick CLT
In 2009 members of Keswick Churches Together consulted their community and identified the shortage of local affordable homes as the top concern. Having started with no money, land or construction experience those same members of the community have now built fifteen new affordable homes, are half way through constructing twenty two more and have other sites in mind. Their first scheme at The Hopes opened in December 2013 comprising five affordable rented homes, five shared ownership homes (with no rent charged on top), and one local occupancy home.
What to expect
Morning - Arrival and stretching your legs
We'll be hearing from some of the folks who pulled this project off. After being introduced to Keswick CLT we will then get a tour around one of their sites.
Lunch - Chit, chat
Lunch will be provided and be a great opportunity to network and talk more informally about what's happening in your community with other attendees.
Afternoon - The nitty gritty
After lunch, we will be hearing more from Keswick CLT and other experts to get a breakdown on how they got the project to where it is today . We will be focusing on the financial structure and process they went through.
After the event - Networking
The event is due to end at 15:30. You are free to head to a local pub for informal networking.