Over the last 14 years, Wessex Community Assets has provided a range of support to Bridport Cohousing. They are just completing the UK’s largest affordable co-housing project, with 53 homes made available through rent and shared ownership. Wessex helped to register the group as a Community Benefit Society, using our model rules, and this allows READ MORE
Raise the Roof is a project co-ordinated by WCA in partnership with the Arts Development Company Common Ground, Plymouth University, Turner-prize winning design collective Assemble, Bridport Area Community Housing, Bridport Town Council and Bridport Community Shed. Funders include the Friends Provident Foundation and Dorset AONB, which has supported work with local farmers on field trials of hemp, which can be used for construction as well as textiles and seed.
WCAs were successful in securing a grant from the Dorset AONB Farming in Protected Landscapes Fund to lead an investigation into Hemp as a break crop within a regenerative agricultural system. The grant, secured through the Raise the Roof project, brought together a group of local farmers and landowners to explore the opportunities and constraints READ MORE
How do we create ecological housing, utilising natural materials and local expertise – in ways that are affordable even for those on low incomes? This is the focus of the Raise the Roof project, which is developing a model for locally rooted manufacturing and the construction or retrofitting of affordable housing, linked to regenerative land READ MORE