CLT Umbrellas and technical advisers

CLT Umbrellas are regional or sub-regional bodies that provide hands-on support to the CLTs in their area. In essence, they provide must needed advice on legal, technical, financial and social issues that arise for CLTs, where the organisation may not have the experience to solve them alone. There are also a number of Technical Advisers that provide support to CLTs anywhere in the country through our CLT Start-up Fund.

CLT Umbrellas

CLT Umbrellas are regional or sub-regional intermediary organisations that provide one-to-one technical support for emerging and developing CLTs throughout their journey. They also broker relationships with Housing Association or developer partners and Local Authorities, among other stakeholders. 

CLT Umbrellas are currently found in half the country. Below is a list of regional or sub-regional Umbrellas and the details you can use to contact them:

South West

Cornwall CLT
Contact Helen Downing, Development Manager Cornwall CLT: or tel 01872 243554

Devon, Dorset and Somerset 
Wessex Community Assets 
Contact: Steve Watson or 01749 346954 / 07767 238665

Wiltshire and Gloucestershire
Wiltshire Community Land Trust 
Contact: Anna Maloney, or 07985 407 762. Ian Crawley, or 01453 834 822.

East of England

Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Essex
CLT East

CLT East are based in East Cambridgeshire but have recently started to extend their activities across the East of England. They now offer CLT services to interested Local Authorities and communities inGreat Yarmouth, Suffolk Coastal and Waveney, Mid Suffolk and Babergh, Tendring, South Cambs and Cambridge City and Huntingdon, as well as telephone and email support to other areas of the region.

Contact: Debbie Wildridge on or 07703 814 581.


East Sussex and West Sussex 

Sussex CLT Project 
Contact Tom Warder on 01273 407302 or 


Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Rutland 
Lincolnshire CLT
Contact: John Mather, or 01790 756794 


CLT Technical Advisers

We have a number of technical advisers that provide support through our Start-up Fund. See the list below:

C20 Futureplanners
C2O futureplanners is a public interest practice in the disciplines of land economics and spatial planning, focussing on sustainable development and regeneration. Stephen Hill is a chartered Planning and Development Surveyor who has been working on the development of CLTs since 1989. He is also an enabler for Design Council CABE. Stephen is based in London, and works mainly on urban community housing projects.

Stephen Hill
Tel: 07795 813080

Resonance is an organisation that assists social enterprises with their development strategies. They help partner social enterprises with investors that match their values, helping them secure funding and get investment ready. Kate Aiken has worked with a number of community groups including CLTs helping them to achieve their aims for their local community. She has experience working with the Affordable Homes Rental Fund, helping CLTs to secure the local housing need.

Kate Aiken
Tel: 0161 883 1720

Community Land Use
CLU support community-led development, regeneration and sustainability. They have led the way in green building and can particularly help with asset development and property management. Community Land Use are based in London and the South East.

Lorraine Hart
Tel: 07971 185594

Cornwall CLT
Cornwall Community Land Trust Ltd is an Umbrella CLT for Cornwall. However, they can provide support to CLTs outside the county. Helen Downing is the Development Manager of Cornwall CLT.

Helen Downing
Tel: 01872 243554

CLT East
CLT East is an Umbrella CLT for the East of England that provides technical support to groups setting up and developing CLTs in the region. However, they may be available to provide support outside of the region. Contact:

Debbie Wildridge
Tel: 01284 757 775

Lincolnshire CLT
Lincolnshire CLT is the umbrella organisation supporting the work of Community Land Trusts across Lincolnshire and the East Midlands. John Mather is the Facilitator of Lincolnshire CLT. Contact:

John Mather
Tel: 01790 756794

Wessex Community Assets
Wessex CA is another CLT Umbrella, working in the counties of Somerset, Devon and Dorset. They provide support for affordable housing, through the Wessex Community Land Trust Project. Wessex CA are working with a range of partners to develop innovative social enterprise initiatives in the areas of renewable energy, sustainable food and low cost workspace. Steve Watson has been leading Wessex CA’s CLT work and has a strong background in housing.
Tel: 01749 346954
Andy Lloyd (North of England)
Prior to 2008 Andy was the Rural Housing Enabler for Dorset Community Action providing parish housing needs surveys and helping two early CLT communities get started. From February 2008 to March 2013 he worked as the CLT Officer for Cumbria employed by Cumbria Rural Housing Trust which led to 18 homes being developed by Lyvennet Community Trust, 37 by Keswick Community Housing Trust and support for Witherslack and Skelwith & Langdale CLTs. Andy is now freelance providing full business planning and project development for communities. Currently he is project managing a self funded development for Helsington CLT, and helping communities in Braithwaite, Ulverston and Carlisle to get schemes off the ground, as well as providing advice and support for organizations further afield. Up to 2015 Andy was a board member of the National CLT Network and was a consultee for the Community Land Trust Handbook.
Andy Lloyd
Tel: 07525635692

Independent Advisors


Ian Crawley
Tel: 01453 834822

Tom Archer (based in the North/North West)

Tel: 01138 150605

John Earnshaw
Tel: 01226 390093

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