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Getting Your Community Led Housing Project Up and Running – Live Chat October 28

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  • #11626
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    Gemma
    Member

    Hi All

    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!

    Thanks
    Gemma

    #11632
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    Chris
    Participant

    **Gemma**

    Hi Gemma.

    NALC hopes that all My Community parishes join this exciting community led housing project web chat on 28/10.

    Thanks,

    Chris (NALC)

    #11655
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    Lyn
    Participant

    Hi
    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
    http://mycommunity.org.uk/programme/community-housing/?_a=funding

    * the new toolkit to help you get your community-led housing project up and running. Find it here
    http://mycommunity.org.uk/resources/community-led-housing-toolkit-1-how-to-get-your-project-up-and-running/

    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.

    Lyn Kesterton
    Locality

    #11671
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    Jon
    Participant

    Hi Lyn,

    Looking forward to today’s session.

    Jon

    #11672
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    Lyn
    Participant

    Hi Lyn,

    Looking forward to today’s session.

    Jon

    Hi

    Let’s hope we can provide help and information for people wanting to build houses for their own communities!

    Lyn

    #11673
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    Gemma
    Member

    Hi All,

    Really looking forward to todays live chat!

    Just a reminder – you need to be registered and logged in to post in the thread. Any problems please email communications@cdf.org.uk and we’ll get them sorted out for you.

    You can change your own password by clicking on the link on the log in page.

    Thanks
    Gemma

    #11674
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    Leslie
    Participant

    Not quite sure how this works but I would like to be a part of this live chat too,
    Thanks
    Leslie
    London Community Neighbourhood Co-operative (LCNC)

    #11675
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    Lyn
    Participant

    Hi
    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.
    Lyn

    #11676
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    Lyn
    Participant

    Hi Leslie

    Nice to have you along. Stay with us and if there’s anything you’d like to say, please feel free to chip in.
    Lyn

    #11677
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    Lyn
    Participant

    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.dpuf

    #11678
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    Lyn
    Participant

    Leslie, how is your project going? You had many early challenges to face there in London..

    #11679
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    Jon
    Participant

    Hi Lyn,

    Could you tell me something about the Community Building & Housing Grants?
    How do they work and who can get them?

    #11680
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    Leslie
    Participant

    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?

    #11681
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    Lyn
    Participant

    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.

    #11682
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    Lyn
    Participant

    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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