Five community organisations could win free advice for their custom or self build project, courtesy of the Right to Build Task Force.
Each community-led scheme selected will receive five days of tailored expert support, worth up to £2,500.
Group project support from the Task Force could include:
To be considered, schemes will need to:
Groups should provide as much detail as possible in their applications, which will be judged according to the viability of each project and their potential to deliver new community-designed homes.
Completed forms should be returned to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 31 July 2018. Please contact the Task Force by email for a word version of the form.
Established by the National Custom and Self Build Association (NaCSBA), the Right to Build Task Force is supported by the Government. It works with local authorities, community groups and a range of stakeholders to deliver affordable custom and self build projects in the UK.
The Task Force is already advising several community groups including the London Older Lesbian Cohousing (LOLC) group. An innovative community build, this development consists of 20-25 homes with communal living spaces.
If you’re looking to set up a community-led housing group, make sure you’ve signed up to the Right to Build registers in your prospective locations. You can do this by visiting the Right to Build Portal.