The Community Led Housing Fund

Venturesome is a pioneering social investor. We've been providing flexible loans to Community Land Trusts since 2008.

With our help, 190 affordable new homes have been built with 470 in the pipeline. We're now able to support all forms of community-led housing schemes through our Community Led Housing Fund. 

We can help you with affordable, flexible finance at every stage of your project. This can involve a new build, regeneration project or refurbishment of existing buildings. 

How the fund works

We offer the following products at various stages of planning, development and building.

Planning stage

Site and plan stage

Pre-development finance (part grant/ part loan) and a standby facility to raise community shares or act as a bridging loan.

Pre-build stage

Pre-build stage

A land purchase facility with an element of grant funding.

Build stage

Build stage

Development loans up to £400k for construction costs. 

Live stage

Live stage

Standby facilities / bridging loans for Enabling Hubs / umbrella CLTs.

Grants are available in partnership with Power to Change in England only.

Helping communities build

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In 2019 we published the research, Helping Communities Build, written by two leading academics from Sheffield Hallam University. The research shares lessons learned from working in the sector for over 10 years, and the barriers that community-led housing groups face.

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Can we help you?

Please email our team with some more details about your community-led housing project and what type of finance you are looking for. One of our investment officers will get back to you within 7 days.

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