Our mission is


Our mission is

“to provide sustainable affordable housing,

and workspace for community enterprises, in Somerset;

promoting co-operative principles and equality of opportunity

for the benefit of the community.”

SCCLT is a new co-operative society working to address the chronic shortage of affordable sustainable housing in Somerset, at the same time as creating incubators for new and growing community enterprises. We place tenants at the heart of our governance structure, so that the land trust is always accountable to its intended beneficiaries. At the same time, any Somerset resident can join and have a say in how the society is run; people outside the traditional county can also join, with limited voting rights. Download our leaflet for more information.

If you'd like to know more about the services available in our shop, why not visit the Somerset Co-operative Hub website?

Thursday, May 22, 2014

AGM 23rd May

Our AGM this year has one very important proposal: to convert to a Community Benefit Society in order to confirm our focus on community service and get the benefit of a regulated assets lock.
You can download:
The Agenda
The Social Accounts
The new rules
A guide to changes in the rules

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Share offer now open!

Our offer of community shares is now open! We hope you will feel that this is a project that you will want to support with an investment (not forgetting that we are aiming for 3 - 7% pa interest - sadly, the new Social Investment Tax Relief will not be available). However, as with all investments in shares, you shouldn't invest any funds you can't afford to be without.
Our target is £220,000 - it's a lot, but it is far from impossible. Even if you can't invest yourself you can help us by linking to this page on social media or emailing your friends. Spread the word!
Before you take a decision, you'll need to read our offer document, attached here.
You might also want to take a look at these:
- Equality policy
- Recent accounts
- Sustainability policy
- Rules of the Society (subject to registration with the FCA)
- Health and safety