Local Councils

How can Eastern Community Homes work with our local council?

Training and resources for local councils

Every local council is different. Therefore, they all have different knowledge and experience of community-led housing.

We are working with councils over the next two years and boost their awareness through meetings and training.

This website will provide helpful resources for councils to view. After this, they can share with their members as they wish.

Funding Local Community-Led Housing

We will source funding to support local schemes by working with councils and communities in their areas.

Download our Funding Guide for community-led housing groups, which includes some local authority funds.

Direct support for those interested in
community-led housing

We have worked with a range of investors to create a partnership that offers greater support to those interested in community-led housing in the East of England.

Eastern Community Homes works with local communities to help solve their housing problems.

We support communities so that they can build affordable new homes for those with local incomes.

A full range of our support for communities can be found on our services page.

Housing is a top priority for many local councils and authorities.   

Until now, communities have had to work with various bodies for the support they need to deliver community-led housing.

The services these groups need is now merged to form one source called Eastern Community Homes. This is an independent, not-for-profit Hub for the East of England.


Support for local councils and communities

We find opportunities for local community-led housing groups once they are formed and offer a range of advice and support from group setup to completion on site.

Communities are given solutions fit for their goals. As a result, we can offer bespoke, expert guidance throughout.

In the same way that current affordable housing scheme fees are paid, these services will be paid-for.

Read more about our local council offer.

Local councils supporting the hub

The following local authorities have pledged their support so far to Eastern Community Homes:

  • Babergh & Mid Suffolk District Council
  • Breckland District Council
  • Cambridge City Council
  • Chelmsford City Council
  • Colchester Borough Council
  • East Suffolk Council
  • Epping Forest District Council
  • Great Yarmouth Borough Council
  • Maldon District Council
  • North Norfolk District Council
  • Norwich City Council
  • South Cambridgeshire District Council
  • Stevenage Borough Council
  • Suffolk County Council
  • Tendring District Council
  • Uttlesford District Council
  • West Suffolk Council


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