What does the National CLT Network do
The National CLT Network is the national body for CLTs. It supports and promotes the work of CLTs and its members. This includes providing:
The right conditions for a growing CLT sector
The Network wants to ensure that the right conditions are put in place for CLTs to grow and prosper. It lobbies and influences key partners, including Government, to tackle the barriers we know that CLTs face, including:
- Affordable land
- Access to technical advice and support
- Development finance for CLTs
- Mortgage lending on CLT properties
Our successes include:
- Securing funding under the Homes and Communities Agency Affordable Homes Programme for 2011-15 for community-led organisations. For more information see the HCA's website.
- A more proportionate access route for Homes and Communities Agency funding for community-led housing organisations.
- A simplified registration process for Registered Provider status and with the Charity Commission
- Raising the issue of leasehold enfranchisement through our campaign with CDS Cooperatives.
High quality advice, support, resources and training for CLTs
The National CLT Network has learned from the CLT pioneers on what is the best route to setting up and running a CLT and provides standard approaches and guidance for groups based on best practice. This includes:
Strong sector-led networks
Some of the best advice, support and inspiration communities can receive is from connecting with others who have already embarked on the journey of community-led housing.
The Network helps foster links between community groups through the CLT discussion forum, CLT Practitioner Events and the new peer to peer learning programme, 'See it and believe it'.
A high profile for CLTs
As CLTs grow and prosper we want to spread the word about what communities are achieving and how CLTs can be a key part of the solution of meeting housing need or other local needs.
If you are interested in featuring CLTs in your communications work please visit our media briefing page or contact the National CLT Network on 020 7067 1191.
View the National CLT Network Annual Report 2011/12 here.