Enabling hubs for technical support

We support a network of Enabling Hubs around the country, which provide hands-on support to community-led housing groups right through the process - starting a group, finding a site, working up a planning application, building the homes, then managing them as people live there. If you're in an area not yet covered by an Enabling Hub, we have other options for you to get the support you need.

Where do I get support?

Enabling Hubs are regional or sub-regional organisations that provide one-to-one technical support for groups throughout your journey. They can:

  • Help you progress your project more quickly, giving you expert support.
  • Signpost helpful professionals in areas like architecture, planning, surveying, etc.
  • Broker relationships with Housing Associations, developer partners and Local Authorities, among other stakeholders.
  • Help you meet and network with other nearby groups.

The National CLT Network first developed a network of hubs called CLT Umbrellas, which only supported Community Land Trust. The network is now expanding to more of the country, and to support more forms of community-led housing.

If you are in an area covered by an Enabling Hub listed below, we recommed you get in touch with them and see if they can help.

You can also get support directly from experts through our CLT Start-up Fund and Locality's Early Stage Support programme. These are good options if there is no Enabling Hub in your area yet, or if your Hub can't support your project.

South West

Bristol, South Gloucestershire (former Avon area)
Community Led Homes West Hub
Contact Lindy Morgan, Susan Cataldi & Riannan Martinson at info@communityledhousingwest.org.uk or 01179 703073.

Cornwall, Isles of Scilly
Cornwall CLT
Contact Andrew George at info@cornwallclt.org or 01872 243554.

Devon
Devon Communities Together
Contact Nora Corkery at ncorkery@devoncommunities.org.uk or 01392 248919 ext. 7171.

Dorset and Somerset
Middlemarch Community Led Housing CIC
Contact Colin McDonald at colin.mcdonald@middlemarchclh.co.uk.

*note: North Somerset and Bath & North East Somerset, formerly part of Somerset, are covered by the Community Led Homes West hub.

Gloucestershire
Community Homes GlosHub
Contact at info@gloshubs.org.uk or 01452 528491.

Wiltshire
Homes of Our Own
Contact at louise.newman@wiltshire.gov.uk or rebecca.lockwoodnorris@wiltshire.gov.uk.

London and the South East

Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire
Collaborative Housing
Contact at info@communityfirstoxon.org or 01865 883488.

Brighton & Hove
Brighton and Hove CLT
Contact info@bhclt.org.uk or the Programme Manager Andrea Jones andreajones@bhclt.org.uk for more information.

East Sussex and West Sussex
Sussex Community Housing Hub
Contact Tom Warder on 01273 407302 or tom.warder@ruralsussex.org.uk.

Hampshire
Action Hampshire
Contact Sherree Stanley Conroy at sherree.stanleyconroy@actionhampshire.org or 01962 857362.

Kent
Kent Community Led Housing Hub
Contact at tessa@kentcommunityhousinghub.org.

London
Community Led Housing London
Contact Levent Kerimol or Gemma Holyoak on 020 3096 7769 or info@communityledhousing.london.

Surrey
Surrey Community Housing Project
Contact David Cowan on 01483 447115 or davidc@surreyca.org.uk.

East of England

Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Suffolk
Eastern Community Homes
Contact at jenna.brame@cambsacre.org.uk or 01353 865022.

Midlands

Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland
East Midlands Community Led Housing
Contact Martin Field at martinf@emclh.co.uk or 07976 546532.

Herefordshire, Shropshire
Marches Centre for Community Led Housing

Contact Steve Williams at steve@mclh.org.uk or 07747 750482.

West Midlands / Birmingham
West Midlands Urban Community Homes
Contact Abigail Ryan at abigail.ryan@wmuch.org.uk.

Worcestershire
Worcestershire Community Led Housing Enabling Hub
Contact Hazel Lengden at hazel@rch.coop or 01527 591170.

Yorkshire

East Riding of Yorkshire, North Yorkshire
Research and Advice for Community Housing

South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire
Leeds Community Homes
Contact Steve Hoey at steve@leedscommunityhomes.org.uk.

North East

Durham, Tyne & Wear
Community Homes on the Map
Contact at communityhomesonthemap@gmail.com or 01388 742040.

Northumberland
Northumberland CAN
Contact Andy Dean on andydean@ca-north.org.uk or 01670 517178.

Tees Valley
Community Homes Tees Valley
Contact Nik Milnes at nik@cc87.co.uk or 01642 733074 or 07595 412329.

North West

Cheshire
Cheshire Community Homes (Cheshire Community Action)
Contact john.heselwood@cheshireaction.org.uk or 01244 305321.

Cumbria, Lancashire (Lancaster)
Community Led Housing Hub for Cumbria and Lancaster
Contact at hello@clhhub.org.uk or 01228 817224.

Greater Manchester
Greater Manchester Community Led Housing Hub
Contact at contact@gmclh.org or 01616 104866.

Merseyside/Liverpool
Liverpool City Region Community Led Housing Hub
Contact at paul.kelly@saferegen.org.uk or 07484 380 319.

Wales

All of Wales
Wales Co-operative Centre Communities Creating Homes (Canolfan Cydweithredol Cymru)
Contact co-op.housing@wales.coop or call 0300 111 5050.

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