Community Led Housing – Find Out More At Local Training Events

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Community groups and housing professionals interested in finding out more about Community Led Housing are invited to attend a programme of free training sessions being held in the district to provide a range of help and advice.

A series of events, provided by Dover District Council, includes:

  • 10 September – Homes England Community Housing Fund – 5pm-7pm at DDC Offices in Whitfield
  • 01 & 02 October – The Housing Associations’ Charitable Trust Community Led Housing Toolkit Training – 10am-12.30pm & 1.30pm-4pm at DDC Offices in Whitfield
  • 18 October – Introduction To The Planning Process For Community Led Housing Groups – 6.30pm-8.30pm at Sandwich Guildhall
  • 3 November – Setting Up Your Community Led Housing Group – 10am-1pm at the Dover Big Local Offices, Charlton Centre in Dover
  • 10 December – Financial Viability And Business Planning For Community Led Housing Projects – 6.30pm-8.30pm in Woodnesborough Village Hall.

Further sessions are being planned for the new year, including an overview of the development process, putting together your project team and appointing consultants, and a guide to reading plans. All courses are free but advanced booking is essential as numbers are limited.

Community Led Housing schemes enable communities to play a key role in providing affordable housing for their areas. To help support communities, Dover District Council is one of 150 local authorities with funding from the Government’s Community Housing Fund.  Alongside raising awareness of the opportunities for communities to get involved in providing affordable housing, DDC has also launched a £100,000 grant pot to provide Community Housing Grants of up to £10,000 for groups. This also follows the success of DDC’s first Community and Self-build Housing Conference which was held in the district in June.

For more information, please see the Community Housing page or sign up for the latest updates through our Keep Me Posted email alert service.

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