West of England Community Homes Hub

Are you interested in or planning a community-led housing project in the West of England? Join the mailing list for the Hub here.

Ecomotive is managing a project funded by Power to Change to develop and set up a Hub across the West of England (South Gloucestershire, Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset and Bristol), in collaboration with our partners from Bristol CLT, Knowle West Media Centre and Locality, to help make more brilliant people-led housing projects happen in and around the city. We have been engaging in research, consultation and developing partnerships over the last year and are preparing to launch the Hub in autumn/winter 2018.

The Hub steering group has already achieved a number of key successes, including establishment of a partnership arrangement between Bristol and Bath Regional Capital (BBRC), Bristol City Council and the Hub to provide a three-pronged support package involving finance, land and technical support. We have also provided a number of policy recommendations to Bristol City Council, which we expect to be adopted formally by early 2019.

Whether you are an interested individual or someone who represents an existing or developing community housing group across the West of England, please get in touch with us at info@ecomotive.org if you are planning a project.

We are planning a series of outreach, networking and training events across the region to start in late 2018/early 2019, so please sign up to our mailing list if you would like to stay in the loop.