Housing development at Bramblehay Marshwood Bridport Dorset

Wessex Community Assets

Wessex Community Assets aim is to help rural communities become more resilient through access to land and finance.

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Dalwood Wessex CLT houses

Wessex CLT Project

Wessex CLT Project provides comprehensive support to CLTs at various stages of development throughout the three counties.

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Wessex CLT has worked with over 20 different Community Land Trusts throughout Devon, Somerset and Dorset.

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Community Benefit Society

We specialise in helping Community Land Trusts and other community groups in setting up a Community Benefit Society.

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Wessex CLT

We provide comprehensive support to CLTs at various stages of development throughout the three counties.

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Catch up with all our latest news and events we have planned, and find out about any new legalisation.

What people say

Read what Housing Associations, District Councils and CLT Volunteers say about the CLTs we've supported.

I don’t think many people realise how unique and independent the CLT institution is for the long-term.

Powerstock & District CLT Volunteer

The CLT is actually protecting the environment that makes the village work.

Christow CLT Volunteer

There are members of the CLT who I did not know previously and now know them, that is community-building.

Norton-sub-Hamdon CLT Volunteer

I believe in involving the entire community, not leaving it to one or two people to run the whole thing. 

Christow CLT Volunteer

Research

The Wessex CLT Project was formed to research and promote the role of CLTs and, in that spirit of learning, Wessex Community Assets has looked more closely at the nature of local activism.

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Resilient Communities

The Friends Provident Foundation has funded Wessex Community Assets to explore how communities can become more resilient through using CLTs, by exploring the motivations of CLT volunteers and how CLTs adapt after their first project.

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Community Benefit Societies

Wessex Community Assets specialises in helping Community Land Trusts and other community groups to decide on their legal form, and in particular setting up a Community Benefit Society.

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A Registered Society under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2004 Registered number 30175R 

Registered address: Heatherton Park Studios, Bradford-on-Tone, Taunton, Somerset TA4 1EU.R