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EMCLH 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 …