Home K Who we are

We are the Community Land Trust Network.


We are the membership body for CLTs across England and Wales. Our mission is to mainstream the community ownership of affordable housing and land in public policy and market practice. 

We would like to see a CLT in every community across the country that wants one, ensuring affordable homes and community owned assets which will remain in community hands forever.


Supporting individual CLTs.
To make this happen we provide support and services to individual CLTs. We are the national membership body for CLTs in England and Wales, and we bring them together. 

Working with others. We know we can’t make our vision happen on our own. So working with others is at the core of our ethos. We work with partners at a strategic and policy level, locally and nationally to create the right environment. On the ground, we offer services collaboratively with others to ensure CLTs have access to the support they need to succeed.

We are a Registered Charity in England and Wales (charity number 1156952).

Our team

Tom Chance

Tom Chance

Chief Executive

Beth Boorman

Beth Boorman

Campaigns & Business Development Manager (Maternity Leave)

Peg Alexander

Peg Alexander

Campaigns & Business Development Manager

Rachel Chance

Rachel Chance

Finance & Operations Manager

Alison Ward

Alison Ward

Campaigns & Business Development Manager

Rosie McBride

Rosie McBride

Systems and Services Officer

Sophie Haggerty

Sophie Haggerty

Campaigns Officer

Click here to learn about vacancies and tenders.

Our board

Cathy Bakewell, Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville MBE

Cathy Bakewell, Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville MBE

Chair

Steve Hoey (Leeds Community Homes)

Steve Hoey (Leeds Community Homes)

Vice Chair

Julie Abbey-Taylor (Lavenham CLT)

Julie Abbey-Taylor (Lavenham CLT)

Trustee

Nicholas Boys Smith

Nicholas Boys Smith

Trustee

Pete Duncan (SCATA)

Pete Duncan (SCATA)

Trustee

Colin Glen (London CLT)

Colin Glen (London CLT)

Trustee

Paul Kelly (Homebaked CLT and Breaking Ground Hub)

Paul Kelly (Homebaked CLT and Breaking Ground Hub)

Trustee

Helen Lawrence

Helen Lawrence

Trustee

Vanessa White (Powerstock and District CLT)

Vanessa White (Powerstock and District CLT)

Trustee

Our funding and income

We are funded through a mixture of earned income and funding for specific projects.

We are immensely grateful to our funders for their continued and previous support.

 

Earned Income:
Membership fees
Fees for charged for services
Contracts to deliver specific services

Explore our funding & finances in our Annual Reports (2020, 2019, 2018)

Current Funding:
Esmee Fairbairn Foundation – core funding from 2021-25
Nationwide Foundation – core funding from 2020-23
Power to Change and M&G Investments – Cohesive Communities Fund from 2019-22

We also wish to thank our corporate partners
Ecology Building Society
Triodos Bank
Anthony Collins Solicitors
Wrigleys Solicitors.

Other past funders include:
The Tudor Trust
Carnegie UK Trust
Interreg NWE
Oak Foundation
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

Our corporate partners

Our corporate partners support us financially, but they are also key supporters of CLTs through the services they provide

Ecology Building Society

Ecology Building Society support the development of community led housing to provide affordable, sustainable accommodation in local communities. They offer bespoke mortgage facilities for CLTs and a package of mortgage discounts for buyers.

Anthony Collins Solicitors

Anthony Collins Solicitors are a specialist law firm, with almost 25 years of experience in supporting community led housing groups. They are able to offer CLTs expert advice on a wide range of issues, including governance and incorporation, land acquisition, and funding and share issues. They also provide a free legal advice line for 15 minute enquiries to all members of the CLT Network.

Tridos Bank

Triodos Bank only finances organisations that clearly benefit the community and the environment, providing funding for development and long term retention of property for CLTs. It offers innovative bespoke products for the CLT sector and has a corporate finance team, which can help CLTs access finance. Triodos can also help CLTs secure junior investment to complement its own senior lending, structure and promote community share issues and negotiate the commercial terms of other loan facility agreements.

Wrigleys Solicitors

Wrigleys Solicitors are one of the leading specialist law practices outside of London and have been advising on community led housing projects since the mid-1980s. They are nationally regarded in this sector. Their property and social economy teams bring to bear deep expertise relevant to CLTs. They also provide a free legal advice line for 15 minute enquiries to all members of the CLT Network.