Active Members / Treasurer
Are you concerned about the affordable housing crisis and interested in joining a group who are doing something about this in West Somerset?
West Somerset Community Land Trust (WSCLT) is looking for a Treasurer to the Board of Trustees and as many members / active volunteers as possible.
We are a non-profit Community Benefit Society and are registered with the FCA. Our aim is to provide low cost, sustainable, secure homes to residents of West Somerset who can-not access housing through traditional means.
WSCLT is a member of the National Community Land Trust Network (NCLTN), an active and supportive organisation. We receive funding from the NCLTN, the Somerset Community Foundation and the government Community Led Housing Fund via West Somerset District Council.
Funding for construction or refurbishment of existing buildings is now available so we are moving into a new and very practical phase of our development. West Somerset needs affordable homes and you can be part of the solution.
Skills and Requirements
- Web design,
- Must live within reasonable travelling distance of west Somerset.
- Expertise is very welcome, but not essential.
Funding for expenses and training is currently available and members visit other CLTs and relevant organisations to gain experience of this exciting and vital endeavour.
Membership involves a one off payment of £1 and members are invited to join the working groups, which cover Construction, Sites, Community Engagement and Administration.
There is an AGM early each year and members meetings are held to discuss relevant issues.
WSCLT will provide genuinely low cost housing for people who live in the District of West Somerset by building or refurbishing a supply of high standard, eco sustainable homes, to Passif â„¢ Standard or similar which will be appropriate to the area and in which the local community will maintain a PERMANENT stake.
We plan to demonstrate that truly affordable housing is possible in West Somerset at competitive cost, and by using natural materials where possible at economically viable cost."