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Locality is the organisation which supports local community groups to develop community-led housing.

We work with groups at every stage of the process – from those just starting out, to those building some of the biggest, most ambitious community housing projects in Europe.

New £60m fund

A new £60m fund to help almost 150 local councils deal with the issue of high levels of second home ownership in their community was launched in December 2016.

The Community Housing Fund will put local groups in the driving seat and help them deliver affordable housing aimed at first-time buyers in response to the problem second homes can cause in reducing supply.

Read more about the announcement here.

Early Stage Support programme

The Early Stage Support programme, funded by the Nationwide Foundation, offers expert mentoring and small grants to help affordable community-led housing projects get started.

Locality is currently working with these groups to help them through the first stages of their ambitious and inspiring projects right across the country.

See For Yourself

Locality and our partners are running a series of ‘See For Yourself’ open days during 2016/17 to showcase some of the UK’s best community-led housing projects.

Start you own project

See the helpful toolkits to help you set up a new community-led housing project on the My Community website.

For more information or advice, contact 

Policy

We believe that community-led housing has the potential to empower communities and to deliver projects that people care about, which meet local needs and maximise the financial and social benefits to support the wider regeneration of an area.

See the work we are doing regarding community-led housing policy.

Interested? Get in touch

If you’re part of a local community group or organisation interested in community-led housing, get in touch.

Email us at  for advice, guidance and support.

Locality’s members have created a community-led housing group to push for change. If you’d like to be part of this, become a member of Locality.

You can find further community-led housing information and guidance on the My Community website.