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Wickham Community Land Trust

Case Study

This is the history of setting up a specific type of Community Land Trust. WCLT is something of a ‘hard core’ Community Land Trust in that, from the outset, trustees wanted to keep control of the Trust’s work (especially allocation of homes) rather than to hand day to day management to a housing association.

Another defining feature is that WCLT took the Queen’s shilling by actively seeking and accepting a grant from the Homes & Communities Agency (HCA) and, in return, signing up for the conditions attached to being a small Non-profit Private Registered Provider of Social Housing.

In addition, WCLT went down the route of registering as a charity.

We hope that this case study provides some useful pointers for new Community Land Trusts.

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