What we do


Adviser Support

Our Advisers can provide advice and guidance to help you plan your community led housing project and make it a reality



We work with a wide range of partners to help unlock the land and finance needed to enable community led housing

Support for community led housing projects


Whether you are a new community group, an established community organisation, housing association or developer, our Advisers can support you throughout your journey to creating and managing community led homes.

Each step of the way, our Advisers can help you to consider your options, plan your project, introduce you to potential partners, access funding and procure the specialist professional services you need.


Support to form your community group, develop your vision, decide how the group will run and govern itself and what legal form it will take.

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Support with finding, investigating and acquiring the right site or buildings for your project.

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Support to design your project and get planning permission.

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Support to understand the different construction and contract management options to build or renovate your homes and how to manage the development risks.

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Support to help you decide how to approach lettings and sales and how to manage and maintain your homes.

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Who we work with


If you are looking for support or want to talk to us about how you can help community led housing flourish in the West Midlands, please get in touch. We need people, skills, land, buildings and finance to make it happen!

Grassroots community housing groups

New groups of people who have come together to create homes for their community.

Local authorities

Local and regional government who want to enable community led housing in their area. This might be through a supportive policy environment, or improving access to land, buildings and finance.

Community organisations

Established community based organisations who may specialise in housing or other things, but want to create homes in their community.

Land & property owners

Landowners of any kind who want to dispose of or sell their assets, and would like this opportunity to be available to community housing groups.

Housing Associations

Registered providers who want to incorporate community led housing into existing stock or proposed developments, or to act as a development partner for a community housing group.

Funders & Investors

Grant funders, social, impact and commercial investors who care about the impact of community led housing and can see an opportunity for return on their investment.

Private developers

Private developers who want incorporate community led housing into a proposed development. This might be to meet obligations for the provision of affordable housing.

Professional services

A range of professionals such as architects, planners, surveyors, solicitors and more who a community group will need specialist support from throughout their project.

Where we work

We work across the urban area served by the West Midlands Combined Authority, which includes the local authority areas of Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall and Wolverhampton.