CAF Venturesome

FUND AFFORDABLE HOMES

Help Community Land Trusts (CLTs) to build forever-affordable homes for their communities.

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THE IMPACT YOU CAN HAVE

We use your funding to make loans towards the pre-development and development costs for CLTs.

This funding enables them to apply for planning permission and build affordable homes in areas where they’re needed - making communities stronger and more robust.

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What makes us unique?

We are the only provider of pre-development finance in the UK, which allows the CLT to develop the planning submission they need.

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HOW IT WORKS

1. Pre-development

On average we lend £40,000 to allow the CLT to develop the planning submission they need. The loan is repaid when planning permission is given and development finance is raised.

2. Development

CLTs can borrow an average of £350,000 towards the costs of construction; this de-risks commercial finance, enabling the scheme to be built. A typical scheme builds 8-12 homes. The loan is repaid from the proceeds of the completed homes.

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YOU CAN BENEFIT BY SUPPORTING US

  • You can boost rural and urban communities
  • You can help build a sustainable and diversified community housing sector
  • You can feel confident that affordability is defined against real local wages, rather than the open market value

What we’ve learned

Find out what we’ve learned through supporting communities to build their forever affordable homes. Read our Community Land Trust Fund report.

OVER 500 SOCIAL INVESTMENTS TO HELP CHARITABLE ORGANISATIONS

Read our CLT sector report and get insights on how you can support it.

CASE STUDY

Our CLT Report

  • Community
  • £7.4m

Find out what we’ve learnt from managing the first CLT-specific fund in the UK: the successes and challenges - and how to support the sector.

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We supported Cornwall St Teath CLT with funding to develop new low cost homes in Cornwall.

CASE STUDY

Cornwall St Teath CLT

  • Community
  • £374,000

Developing affordable homes, to buy or rent, to meet the needs of local communities across Cornwall.

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We supported Lyvennet Community Trust with funding to create homes for locals

Lyvennet Community Trust

  • Community
  • £330,000

Building 12 new low-cost homes for local working families on a former industrial site.

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