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EMCLH awarded contract to produce a new UK Cohousing Guide

The UK Cohousing Network has commissioned EMCLH to produce a new ‘UK Cohousing Guide’. The purpose of this Guide will be to update the advice and information that can be used by Cohousing groups in their respective projects across all stages of their work – from scheme and group inception through to build completion and occupation. EMCLH has commenced this …

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Low Cost Self Build Seminar February 2020

This event was organised by East Midlands Community Led Housing (EMCLH) as the latest seminar to bring a mixed audience together to consider how to support key aspects of community led housing initiatives in the East Midlands region. This seminar gave a targeted focus to the promotion of opportunities for ‘self-build’ activities to be undertaken by individual households or by …

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EMCLH Secures New Grant!

East Midlands Community Led Housing has been awarded over £100,000 from a fund set up to help regional ‘Hubs’ establish and consolidate their businesses as providers of services and support to community-led housing projects. The funds, to be used by the middle of 2021, will cover core salary costs for project facilitation; the use of external consultancies for administrative and …

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EMCLH December 2019 Newsletter

LOOKING INWARD It has been another great year for community-led housing in the region, and as 2019 comes to an end we reflect on the highs and lows it contains for us and for local projects……. In January we were very sorry to say goodbye to John Mather, called to higher things at Homes England. John was EMCLH’s first and …

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Farewell to EMCLH’s Chair, Rt Rev Dr Tim Ellis

This month we say farewell to our Chair of 7 years, Rt Rev Dr Tim Ellis. We asked Tim for a few words to sum up his time with us at EMCLH. “Some eight years ago, I was approached by John Howes,the Chief Executive of a significant local Housing Association-Lincs Rural Housing-to see whether I would be interested in helping …

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Investment Partner (IP) Registration – Grant received

The Board of Directors at EMCLH recently took the decision to apply for Investment Partner (IP) registration through Homes England. Gaining the IP status will increase EMCLH’s enabling capacity with Community-led Housing schemes. We have just received a £10,000 grant from the Community Housing Fund to proceed with the Registration process.

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Rural Housing Week 2019

It’s  the National Housing Federation’s, Rural Housing Week from 1-5 July, the theme this year is building for rural communities. Wednesday 3 July: NHF Rural Housing Conference ,Tom Walker, Deputy Chief Executive at Homes England, and Nicholas Boys Smith, Chair of the Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission will be speaking. Wednesday 3 July: Rural housing will be the feature of #SOchathour, the weekly Twitter chat about …

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Community Housing Fund – State Aid Clarification

We have just received an important information update from Community Led Homes: “Clarification in relation to State Aid following the publication of the Community Housing Fund prospectus in July 2018.” Please use the link below to access this information on the gov.uk website. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/community-housing-fund-state-aid-clarification

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New National Website for Community-Led Housing!

Collaboration between the Confederation of Co-operative Housing, Locality, the National Community Land Trust Network and UK Cohousing has been announced that will increase the provision of training, funding and practical support to community led housing groups, councils and developers. A new national website has also been created – Community Led Homes – to support how community-led housing can become more of …

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Success for Wirksworth Eco Housing Group

The Charities Commission has granted charity status to a local community led housing organisation, the Wirksworth Transition Community Land Trust (WTCLT). It was started by the Wirksworth Transition Energy Group to provide energy efficient low cost rented housing for residents of Wirksworth and Middleton. In July 2016 a public meeting was held to gauge community support. The group heard concerns …

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Mayor opens Lincoln Birchwood Area CLT new office

Eddie Strengiel, Chairman of Birchwood Big Local, announces the opening of the new office for Birchwood Big Local at Unit 26 Birchwood Shopping Centre. The office is a new venture for Birchwood Big Local and will be open for residents to come and find out how their projects are being progressed, and to say what they think about them. Eddie …

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Community Housing Fund Launched

On 23rd December 2016 the Government announced a £60m investment in community-led housing in areas of high second home ownership. In announcing the fundind the Depertment for Communities and Local Government said: Community-led housing will be given a further boost today (23 December 2016) from a new annual £60 million fund which will help almost 150 councils tackle the problem …

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June 2013 – Pinchbeck CLT Win National Award

In June 2013 Pinchbeck Community Land Trust won a prestigious national award for its work. The presentation was made at the National CLT Conference in Birmingham and the Chairman, Steve Colby, was there to receive the ward on behalf of the CLT. Here’s what the judges said… Once upon a time in a small village in Lincolnshire… In April 2012, …

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December 2013 – Lincolnshire CLTs Acquire Land

Wilsford and Pinchbeck CLTs, both in Lincolnshire, became the latest organisations to secure land for community benefit in perpetuity, as they acquired the freeholds on their first developments in December 2013. Wilsford and Pinchbeck CLTs, both in Lincolnshire, became the latest organisations to secure land for community benefit in perpetuity, as they acquired the freeholds on their first developments in …

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December 2013 – Lincolnshire CLT Conference

Community Land Trusts were top of the agenda at a conference organised and hosted by LCLT. Around 60 delegates came along to the New Life Conference Centre in Sleaford to hear a range of speakers and take part in specialist workshops. Speakers included:

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June 2014 – National CLT Network Launch new funding for CLTs

Boost of support given to community building projects On Wednesday 4 June the Community Land Trust (CLT) sector will receive a significant investment to kick start a major scaling-up of its impact on the UK housing market. An event in the House of Commons will officially launch a new national charity for the CLT movement, the National CLT Network, and …