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Thursday, 21 June 2018
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    Helsington CLT, Brigsteer

    Members show their proposed site to representatives of the CLT Fund

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    Lyvennet Community Trust, Crosby Ravensworth

    David Graham with Rory Stewart MP dedicating the time capsule for Stoneworks Garth. Picture by F C Wilson

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    Keswick Community Housing Trust

    Allerdale Borough Council visit to the Hopes scheme

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    Trustees, community members and supporters at the opening of the Hopes scheme

    Picture courtesy of the Keswick Reminder, December 2013.

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    Eco housing at Findhorn, Scotland

Andy Lloyd

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CLT legal definition

CLTs can be charities or not for profit social enterprises meeting the definition in Clause 79 of the Housing and Regeneration Act 2008

a corporate body which

  1. is established for the express purpose of furthering the social, economic and environmental interests of a local community by acquiring and managing land and other assets in order -
    • to provide a benefit to the local community
    • to ensure that the assets are not sold or developed except in a manner which the trust's members think benefits the local community
  2. is established under arrangements which are expressly designed to ensure that:
    • any profits from its activities will be used to benefit the local community (otherwise than by being paid directly to members)
    • individuals who live or work in the specified area have the opportunity to become members of the trust (whether or not others can also become members) the members of a trust control it.
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