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:
Contact Helen Downing, Development Manager Cornwall CLT: email@example.com or tel 01872 243554
Devon, Dorset and Somerset
Wessex Community Assets
Contact: Steve Watson firstname.lastname@example.org or 01749 346954 / 07767 238665
Wiltshire and Gloucestershire
Wiltshire Community Land Trust
Contact: Anna Maloney, email@example.com or 07985 407 762. Ian Crawley, firstname.lastname@example.org or 01453 834 822.
East of England
Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Essex
CLT East currently mainly operate in Cambridgeshire but they offer telephone and e-mail support to communities interested in setting up CLTs in the rest of the East of England
Contact: Debbie Wildridge on email@example.com or 07703 814 581.
East Sussex and West Sussex
Sussex CLT Project
Contact Tom Warder on 01273 407302 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Rutland
Contact: John Mather, email@example.com 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 is a group of land economists and spatial planners focussing on sustainable development and regeneration. Their co-founder 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 the Chartered Association of Building Engineers.
Stephen is based in London and the South East.
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.
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.
Tel: 07971 185594
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.
Tel: 01872 243554
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:
Tel: 01284 757 775
Jon Watson Consulting
Jon Watson Consulting provide services that encompass the social and environmental sustainability of communities, from design development to urban extension and planning zero carbon communities. Jon Watson is a qualified architect and planner, and worked for a large housing association before establishing Jon Watson Consulting, based in the North East.
Tel: 01434 600236
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:
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
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.
Tel: 01453 834822
Tom Archer (based in the North/North West)
Tel: 01138 150605
Tel: 01226 390093