October 20, 2015 at 12:20 pm #11626
October 28th at 12pm there will be a live chat here in this thread all about getting your community led housing project up and running!
The chat will relate directly to this resource and will be run by Lyn Kesterton from Locality and Jon Fitzmaurice of Self Help Housing.
Any questions relating to this chat, just post them here, and we’ll see you next Wednesday!
GemmaOctober 21, 2015 at 9:15 am #11632
NALC hopes that all My Community parishes join this exciting community led housing project web chat on 28/10.
Chris (NALC)October 23, 2015 at 3:23 pm #11655
My colleague Jon Fitzmaurice from Self Help Housing will be joining me on Wednesday at noon to answer your questions about community-led housing. In this session we will be focusing on:
* the funding currently available to help you progress your community-led housing project. Did you know there’s up to £50,000 available right now to help you get your project to the point of submitting a planning application? There are more details here
* the new toolkit to help you get your community-led housing project up and running. Find it here
We’ll also be happy to answer any other queries you may have on this subject. Community led housing is on the rise; it’s got lots to offer and it could be helping people in YOUR community!
Why not take advantage of this opportunity to find out more.
Jon and I look forward to talking with you soon.
LocalityOctober 28, 2015 at 11:24 am #11671
Looking forward to today’s session.
JonOctober 28, 2015 at 11:25 am #11672
Looking forward to today’s session.
Let’s hope we can provide help and information for people wanting to build houses for their own communities!
LynOctober 28, 2015 at 11:35 am #11673
Really looking forward to todays live chat!
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GemmaOctober 28, 2015 at 12:01 pm #11674
Not quite sure how this works but I would like to be a part of this live chat too,
London Community Neighbourhood Co-operative (LCNC)October 28, 2015 at 12:02 pm #11675
Welcome to today’s question and answer session in relation to Community-led housing projects.
We are particularly interested in hearing from groups thinking of starting up a project, but whatever your question, feel free to post it here.
LynOctober 28, 2015 at 12:04 pm #11676
Nice to have you along. Stay with us and if there’s anything you’d like to say, please feel free to chip in.
LynOctober 28, 2015 at 12:09 pm #11677
We are delighted to refer anyone in the early stages of a community-led housing project to our new Community Led Housing Toolkit here http://mycommunity.org.uk/resources/community-led-housing-toolkit-1-how-to-get-your-project-up-and-running/#sthash.wxmml8kw.dpufOctober 28, 2015 at 12:11 pm #11678
Leslie, how is your project going? You had many early challenges to face there in London..October 28, 2015 at 12:15 pm #11679
Could you tell me something about the Community Building & Housing Grants?
How do they work and who can get them?October 28, 2015 at 12:16 pm #11680
Not sure if the live chat has started but I want to ask a question about knowledge about land available in the city and access to it. As community led builders we are not on the ‘inside’ to hear when land becomes available. In London land is very scarce and community led builders only have access to ‘difficult’ land or very small bits which developers have rejected. This makes the build more expensive and is therefore not viable. How can we help this situation?October 28, 2015 at 12:17 pm #11681
There are currently two government funding streams specially designed to aid community-led housing projects. They are worth a total of £50,000 to successful applicants.October 28, 2015 at 12:18 pm #11682
They are the Community Buildings Pre-feasibility fund offering up to £10,000 and the Community Buildings Project Support Fund worth up to £40,000
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