Useful resources

Practical resources to help you create your community-led housing project.

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Getting Started

These guides and reports have been designed to help community-led groups and organisations turn their ideas into homes and communities.

Our online toolkit is also full of useful information on how to set up a community-led housing project.

If you would like further advice and support to help your group, please get in touch with us via our contact form.

Please note: if you require any of these resources in Welsh, get in touch with us at co-op.housing@wales.coop.

Funding for community-led housing

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Read our guide to funding community-led housing projects in Wales.

Top tips for finding a site

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Models of Community-led Housing

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Community-led housing isn't a one size fits all approach. Take a look at this guide to see the variety of different models available.

Digital tools for your community

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A list of online resources to help bring your community together, shape plans, and connect with others.

Top tips for funding applications

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Read our top tips for completing funding applications and financing your project.

Writing a Business Plan

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This guide will help you write a clear, concise business plan to help turn your community-led housing project into a reality.

Business Plan Template

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You can use this template when creating your own business plan.

Digital Tools for your Business

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Digital tools to help your community-led housing business.

Community-led housing - FAQ's

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Frequently asked questions about developing a community-led housing project.

A guide to planning for Community-Led Housing

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This guide has been written to provide an insight into how the planning system relates to Community-Led Housing developments.

A guide to planning for Community-Led Housing - Executive summary: Understanding, navigating and influencing the planning system

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This executive summary has been written to provide a brief overview of our more detailed guide. It aims to provide an insight into how the planning system relates to Community-Led Housing developments.

A View from the Foothills - Pioneering Housing Co-operatives in Wales

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Research report identifying the key lessons learnt to date in Wales in developing co-operative and community-led homes.