Locality is bringing together the best private property professionals with the most aspirational community enterprises. The aim is to transform land and buildings for local benefit.
Locality Brokers aims to match firms of property professionals with communities championing a land or building project in England. The idea is to promote relationships that benefit both firms and groups by supporting a mixture of free advice, deferred payment arrangements and joint ventures.
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Whether a community wants to save a library, take over a failing pub, build affordable homes or establish a community owned wind turbine, we believe in fostering a new spirit of enterprise across sectors that can deliver the practical change that lies at the heart of building and rebuilding communities.
Locality Brokers is currently in the pilot phase. We are working with ten outstanding projects. The first five selected organisations are:
- Age UK Hillingdon
- Social Enterprise East Midlands with the Friends of Elvaston Castle
- Hastings Trust
- Oxford House
- South West Family Support
Read the blog post by Mary Thorogood of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors on why Locality Brokers is good news for both the community sector and property professionals.
Anthony Collins Solicitors and Senior Associate David Alcock have developed new legal tools for community organisations in this post.
Visit www.localitybrokers.org.uk to find out more about the five exceptional pilot projects and how you can get involved – whether as a private sector property firm or a community group.
Locality Brokers has been selected to receive financial support from the Innovation in Giving Fund, managed by Nesta and funded by the Cabinet Office