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?

Become a Director of SCCLT

SCCLT is always in need of people of good will and judgement who can join the board of this dynamic and ambitious Community Land Trust. You don't need any special qualifications - just real enthusiasm for our mission and a desire to make a difference.

Our meetings - once every month, with breaks in the summer and midwinter - are relaxed, friendly and informal. You could benefit from learning new skills, making new friends, and enhancing your CV - not to mention building places that will serve the community for decades to come.

We positively encourage applications from current tenants and prospective tenants - so if you want to play a part in creating your own dream home, please get in touch.

To find out more, take a look at this briefing which tells you about the opportunity.

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