About us

Eastern Community Homes, hosted by Cambridgeshire ACRE, provides tools and support for groups interested in affordable community-led housing.

Eastern Community Homes has been set up by a group of the six rural councils in the East of England:

Eastern Community Homes supports groups from these areas. We help them work with the necessary authorities to deliver community-led housing projects.

We aim to increase the number of experts at hand to locals interested in community-led housing.

For more information on this, visit https://www.communityledhomes.org.uk/make-it-happen/get-funding

WhO WE ARE

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Jenna Brame

Rural & Community-Led Housing Development Officer
Cambridgeshire ACRE
jenna.brame@cambsacre.org.uk
Telephone: 01353 860850
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Laura Atkinson

Rural Housing Enabler
Rural Community Council of Essex
laura.atkinson@essexrcc.org.uk
Telephone: 01376 574331
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Jemma McLean

Housing Enabler for Bedfordshire Rural Communities Charity
jemmam@bedsrcc.org.uk
Telephone: 01234 834932
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Rik Martin

Development Manager for
Community Action Norfolk
rik.martin@communityactionnorfolk.org.uk
Telephone: 01473 345344
 
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Giles Meredith

Rural Housing Enabler for Community Development Agency for Hertfordshire
giles.meredith@cdaherts.org.uk
Telephone: 01992 289055
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Sunila Osborne

Rural Housing Enabler for
Community Action Suffolk
sunila.osborne@communityactionsuffolk.org.uk
Telephone: 01473 345344
 

What we can offer

GETTING STARTED

We will help you organise your project to stay on top of its progress. From this, you will be able to manage issues with proper planning and setting clear roles. On top of this, we will help you to engage your area.
More details about getting started

GOVERNANCE

Business planning is key to your project's success and can help you to meet your long-term goals. We can help you to find out what your area needs, and introduce you to the partners that will bring your project to life.
Further information about governance

BUSINESS PLANNING

Business planning is key to your project's success and can help you to meet your long-term goals. We can help you to find out what your area needs, and introduce you to the partners that will bring your project to life.
More about business planning

FUNDING

Funding is essential in making your project happen. Therefore, we will help you to access and apply for grants and loans that back your project's first steps.
Details about our funding service

DEVELOPMENT

You will need to find a suitable plot once your project has a team and funding. We can help you to invest in sustainable and affordable local plots.
How we can assist you with development

COMMUNICATION AND MARKETING

Good communication keeps your area interested in your project. Firstly, it keeps them up to date with its latest news. Secondly, it builds trust in your project. Therefore, we make sure that your communication is clear to keep investors informed.
Communications and marketing support

FIND OUT HOW WE CAN HELP YOU

CONTACT