Wiltshire Community Land Trust

Still time to join us to visit Westmills Wind and Solar Farms

Join us to see (and hear) what solar and wind farms are...

22/07/2014.............................. More...

A few bursary places left for National CLT Conference - get in there quickly!

Don't miss out on your chance to come to...

29/05/2013.............................. More...

Wiltshire Community Land Trust AGM, 15 May 2013

Notification is given of the second Annual G...

22/04/2013.............................. More...

What happens next at Wilton, now the Erksine Barracks site bid is won?

Wilton CLT invites you to a public meeti...

22/04/2013.............................. More...

Bursaries for CLT Annual Conference 2013 – “From I to we to CLT”

The CLT Annual Conference is happening at the...

22/04/2013.............................. More...

Free seminar, 2 February in Chapmanslade, Wiltshire

How can a Community Land Trust help you to develo...

15/01/2013.............................. More...

Introduction to CLTs and Custom Build, Swindon

On 19th November, Wiltshire CLT in partnersh...

05/11/2012.............................. More...

Wilton Community Land Trust leads the way in Wiltshire

We’re delighted to announce that W...

18/05/2012.............................. More...

Community Land Trusts - The Time has Come - Advance to Go!

Local people will be making an impact in London...

20/03/2012.............................. More...

WCLT awarded £9,960 by the Big Lottery Fund

We’re in the money! ...

23/02/2012.............................. More...

Wilton and Quidhampton Communities leading the way

At a public meeting held in Wilton on Sa...

06/02/2012.............................. More...

Honey for nothing and your chicks for free!

  If anyone in your community is inte...

13/12/2011.............................. More...

CLT Seminar- Beyond Housing- Other Community Assets

Don't miss this event in Stroud on 29 and 30 November...

20/10/2011.............................. More...

Wiltshire CLT Launch

Wiltshire CLT was officially launched on 30 June 2011...

30/06/2011.............................. More...

What is Wiltshire Community Land Trust?

All over England people are setting up Community Land Trusts (CLTs) that are helping to create a bright future for the community they live in now and for generations to come. Wiltshire CLT is the umbrella organisation supporting the set up and work of Community Land Trusts across Wiltshire and Swindon and in neighbouring counties. Wiltshire CLT is independent and not for profit. It is one of the regional Community Land Trust support organisations working closely with the National CLT Network to promote Community Land Trust development in England.

People are creating Community Land Trusts to take ownership of land and buildings and using them to develop a whole range of things vital to their community’s well-being – things like homes, workspaces and community facilities, as well as green energy installations, and plots to grow food and woodland.

Ownership is a powerful thing. Community ownership, where people come together to design, fundraise, organise and collectively achieve something they need, from a small local heritage leaflet to a major new building, is the source of great pride and strength. The strength lies in community cohesion and confidence, and the knowledge that having completed one project they can, and often do, go on to achieve much, much more to improve the overall quality of life for everyone in their community.

A Community Land Trust is a non-profit, community-based organisation set up to own and manage land and buildings that meet the needs of a local community. Through this Community Land Trust organisation (which may have one of a variety of legal structures) the assets are owned by the community to which it is linked and are used for the explicit benefit of that community. A key aspect of a Community Land Trust is that the land or buildings can never be sold off for private or individual gain. Through this mechanism (called an asset lock), the Community Land Trust aims to ensure ongoing and affordable access to the asset for whatever purpose it serves to meet the community’s needs. Investment that is drawn in remains in the community and, over time there may be surpluses that provide a community with income streams it can deploy to realise other schemes and projects that benefit local people.