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Community Led Housing


Community Led Housing 

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.

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Click on the links below to find out more about the support Dover District Council can provide:

  • Community Led Housing Training »
    Dover District Council offers a range of free training sessions for anyone interested in Community Led Housing. The courses are aimed at Community Groups with little or no experience in property development but they are open to all.
  • DDC Community Housing Grants Scheme »
    Dover District Council offers funding of up to £10,000 to support Community Led Housing Groups in developing their project.
  • Self Build »
    Dover District Council provides support for self builders, and operates a register for anyone interested in building their own home.

There are many National organisations which provide information and support for groups interested in Community Led Housing. Some are listed here:


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