Leeds Community Homes
Design and delivery of a fundraising campaign
Support to establish LCH as a community land trust for Leeds
2016 - 2019
Funders & Collaborators
Power to Change
It is becoming increasingly difficult for people - particularly young people - to find an affordable home to rent or buy.
We worked with key stakeholders in the city to set up Leeds Community Homes as a community land trust. We then worked to recruit a Board of Directors for LCH, and supported them to write a business plan for their first Community Share Offer.
We ran a three month fundraising campaign - encouraging local people to invest in #PeoplePoweredHomes. We were successful in raising £360,000, including £100,000 from the Community Shares Booster Fund. We also helped them to secure funding to establish a Community Led Housing Hub in inner-city Leeds.
In 2018 we led on a community engagement plan in Armley, to explore with local people the opportunity to build affordable homes in their community.
A community land trust was established in Leeds, raising £360,000, primarily from small-scale local investors, to invest in affordable homes. Our community engagement work in Armley led to a successful planning application for affordable homes.