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We are keen to ensure that any communities who are interested in building new affordable housing for local people in their area have the knowledge and support they need to make their plans a reality. 

Community-led housing is a way for communities to play an active role in solving the housing needs of their local area. Community-led housing can take many forms and is flexible to suit the requirements of a range of different scenarios and circumstances. Communities can lead a project or work in partnership with the Council or a property developer. 

Dover District council has been awarded funding via the Government's Community Housing Fund to support communities to deliver new homes. We are doing this by providing training, information and support and helping community-led housing groups to access funding.

What is community-led housing?

Local people meeting local housing needs.

Grants Scheme

Dover District Council offers funding of up to £10,000 to support community led housing groups in developing their project.

 

Events

The Community Housing team attend various community events across Dover district throughout the year.

Conferences

Dover District Council arrange periodic conference with expert speakers who cover a diverse range of information for anyone interested in  community-led housing.

Training

Dover District Council offers a range of free training sessions for anyone interested in Community-Led Housing.

 

Self-Build

Dover District Council provides support for self-builders and operates a register for anyone interested in building their own home.

External Funding

A list of selected external funding options available to groups at all stages. This inlcludes repayable and non repayayable methods of finance. 

National Organisations

There are many national organisations which provide information, support and resources to assist in your community-led housing journey

Success Stories

Find out more about other successful community-led housing groups.

 

Keep updated

For updates, sign up to the  community led housing topic and the  funding newsletter via our Keep Me Posted service. 

If you require further information or want to discuss your ideas, please contact a member of the community housing team via: communityhousing@dover.gov.uk 

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