Our Associates

  • Castle Vale Community Housing Association

Castle Vale Community Housing Association (CVHA is based in Birmingham and manages 2,400 homes. It is resident led, and has a resident majority on the Bard, and a resident Chair. CVHA provide a wide range of community regeneration activities to support the sustainability of the estate, such as community development, an award-winning Community Safety service and initatives to tackle financial exclusion.


Contact: Peter Richmond
Tel: 0121 748 8142
Email: Peter.richmond@cvha.org.uk

Facebook: Castle Vale Community Housing Association 

  • CDS Cooperatives
  • Charity Bank

Charity Bank is an ethical bank that exists to lend to organisations with a social purpose.

Our mission is to use loan finance to support charities and social enterprises, so you can be confident that we’ll work with you side-by-side.

You can apply for loans from £50,000 to £3.25 million.

Tel: 01732 441900
Email: enquiries@charitybank.org


Facebook: charitybank

Twitter: @CharityBank

Address: Fosse House, 182 High Street; Tonbridge, Kent; TN9 1BE. 

  • Cheshire Community Action

Cheshire Rural Community Council is the Rural Community Council for Cheshire. It aims to encourage and develop sustainable rural communities. It is a leading local organisation that supports Community Led Planning including Parish and Neighbourhood plans. It hosts a CLT Project Officer that provides support to CLTs in Cheshire.

www.cheshire action.org.uk

01606 350042


Twitter: C_C_A

Facebook: CheshireCommunityAction 

  • Community Impact Bucks

Community Impact Bucks is the Rural Community Council, Volunteer Centre, and the Council for Voluntary services in Buckinghamshire. They provide services throughout Buckinghamshire, and are linked to three national bodies: ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural England); part of the Rural Community Action Network (RCAN); and accredited as a Volunteer Centre by Volunteering England (now the National Council of Voluntary Organisations (NCV)).

They are interested in supporting CLTs in the county.


Contact Jean Fox:

01844 348 837


Twitter: @communitybucks

Facebook: /communityimopactbucks

  • Stephen Cook Consulting

Stephen Cook has worked in the social housing and homelessness sectors for over 45 years in local authorities, a housing association, charities and social enterprises. He is currently Chair of the homelessness charity and social enterprise Emmaus Cambridge and is a non-executive director of Foundation East. 

  • Ecology Building Society

Ecology Building Society support the development of community-led housing to provide affordable, sustainable accommodation in local communities. They offer bespoke mortgage facilities for CLTs and a package of mortgage discounts for buyers.

Contact: Jon Lee
Tel: 01535 650 774
Email: jlee@ecology.co.uk

Facebook: EcologyBS

Twitter: @EcololgyBS


  • Hastoe Housing Association

Hastoe Housing Association was established in 1962, and now owns and manages over 7,000 homes in 62 local authority areas.  Their properties are predominantly rural and they specialise in providing sustainable and affordable rural housing to enable local people to remain within their communities. The homes they provide are spread between Cornwall and Devon in the West and Norfolk and Lincolnshire in the East – and all points between. 

Hastoe have worked with a number of CLTs in Somerset, Devon and Dorset.


  • North Star Housing Group

North Star Housing Group is a registered social landlord with 3,000 properties across the North East. They provide support to Middlesbrough CLT and manage properties on their behalf. They are keen to promote and develop the CLT model in other communities we work in.

Contact: Sally Thomas

01642 796 220



  • Parity Trust

Parity Trust is a not for profit community development finance institution (CDFI) based in Hampshire. It has provided over £5.5m in loans to individuals, start-ups and community organisations since its inception in 2000, including mortgage lending to CLT homeowners. Parity Trust are able to, and have, lent monies to CLTs for project delivery.

Contact: SJ Davis

02392 375 921


Twitter: @paritytrust

Facebook: Parity trust


  • Shropshire Housing Group

Shropshire Housing Group has, via the HCA, worked with 7 rural community led developments, building capacity, implementing innovation and delivering over 100 homes.

0300 303 1190



Facebook: SouthshropHA 

  • Triodos Bank 

Triodos Bank only finances organisations that clearly benefit the community and the environment. It provides funding for development and long term retention of property for CLT’s. It offers innovative bespoke products for the CLT sector to overcome many of the problems they face.

Contact: Mark Ogden
Tel: 07789 986 579
Email: Mark.ogden@triodos.co.uk

Twitter: @triodosuk

Facebook: triodosbankuk


  • Yarlington Housing Group

Yarlington Housing Group is a housing association that has partnered with two CLTs with the aim of providing affordable housing in local communities in Yeovil, Somerset, including Norton Sub Hamdon CLT and Lyme Regis CLT

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