Unlocking investment is a significant challenge for community-led housing schemes. Community-led development is often perceived as high risk, despite offering long-term, secure revenue schemes and significant benefits in terms of reduced planning and occupancy risk.
To date, community-led housing has been supported by public grant in recognition of its ability to deliver additional homes, integrated social value outcomes, and diversification of the housing market. To secure all these benefits in the long term, the sector must move beyond grant funding and towards a financially sustainable model.
On 4 June, as part of our Foundations for Community-Led Housing programme, Future of London will bring together diverse participants - including developers, social and commercial investors, national and ethical banks, crowd-funding and digital platforms, and community-led groups - in a World Café style workshop focused on unlocking investment and moving community-led housing towards a self-financing model.
- Market perspective: What investors are looking for over the next 4/5 years
- Partner perspective: The role of housing associations and partners in supporting schemes and boosting investor confidence
- Group perspective: What does it mean to be “investment ready”
When: Tuesday 4 June, 9:00AM-12:00PM
Where: Nearest tube station Farringdon
This event is free to attend thanks to project partners London Community-Led Housing Hub, igloo Community Builders, Pollard Thomas Edwards, Commonweal, Bartlett Real Estate Institute and Legal and General, but places are limited and registration is essential.