Cwmpas – Communities Creating Homes
Building the capacity, scale and sustainability of the co-operative and community-led housing sector in Wales.
Why we are funding this project
This major project will lead to greater demand for and delivery of the co-operative and community-led housing model, which has the potential to become a mainstream housing option in Wales.
This research supports the Backing Community-Led Housing programme as a way of increasing delivery of homes for people in need. It ensures better access to the information, support, advice and technical expertise that is needed to progress community-led housing schemes.
The project will deliver a comprehensive package of support that helps Welsh co-operative and community-led housing groups through all stages of a housing scheme.
With funding from the Nationwide Foundation and the Welsh Parliament, Cwmpas’ Communities Creating Homes programme is working with communities and organisations across Wales to support the growth of the co-operative and community-led housing sector, to deliver more affordable housing for people in need.
Cwmpas is offering organisations comprehensive support, which is free of charge and tailored to the needs of each scheme. The project is expected to lead to a thriving co-operative and community-led housing sector in Wales; a sector which is already known for its professionalism and collaborative approach.
The project offers four stages of support, with the aim to:
- Increase awareness of co-operative and community led housing models, to improve knowledge about the available support and how to access it;
- Facilitate networking between groups at similar stages of development;
- Deliver a bespoke support programme throughout the lifecycle of the project;
- Educate and influence key stakeholders to remove the known barriers to stimulate more co-operative and community-led housing development.