Our Vision

is to bring affordable home ownership to working families in Eastbourne

What if many people in Eastbourne became members of Eastbourne Community Land Trust and raised funds to acquire property and land to develop homes. We would together hold the homes in Trust for ever so that future generations could afford to live in Eastbourne. 

If we did this, people on local wages could buy a share in their own home, which they would own with us. This would give them housing security and help them put down roots within the communities in which they grew up.  

179 people in Eastbourne have already become members of this movement for change. 

Join us...

We are Eastbourne volunteers and part of a UK wide people powered movement for community led housing

Our ambition is grow our membership so that together we can bring affordable home ownership to those on modest incomes in Eastbourne ...

Join Us

Anyone can join Eastbourne CLT as a £1 Member and help grow our voice, our influence and our work.







Public Events

In 2024 you will find us from 10-4pm at The Gather space in the Beacon Centre in Eastbourne on the last Friday of the month alongside other community organisations. 

It provides an opportunity for local residents to drop in, meet our volunteers, take a look at our building plans and ask questions about our affordable home ownership scheme. 

We hope people will come and meet volunteers and perhaps join as Members for £1 and be part of our movement for change.

Support us today

Please help us raise much needed funds towards running the Society and developing the land we've been gifted

Visit our page HERE

Different locations  |  Different people 
Different challenges  |  Different solutions

To understand the movement we are part of, 
click the link below and read about other community led housing success stories https://www.communityledhomes.org.uk/what-community-led-housing/success-stories

There are about 500 live UK based community led housing projects

Here are some key facts about Eastbourne CLT

We are a Registered Community Benefit Society, established in 2018

You can read our Rules (governing document) HERE

We are developing 
Community Led Housing

Run By Volunteer Members, our first project is for affordable home ownership

We are members of the National CLT Network

And one of over 500 UK based Community Land Trusts

Community-Led Housing for Eastbourne

Please Get Involved

If not us, then who else will determine
our children and grandchildren's future housing?

In partnership with others, we can create truly low-cost housing
for local families on low incomes. 

For our first project, we are developing a shared ownership scheme.

Our rules will ensure that our homes stay community owned, in perpetuity, for future generations.

"The lack of decent and affordable housing for the people of this nation is a scandal that must be addressed with imagination and determination; across parties, across institutions and across communities." 

Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, Foreword to "Coming Home" published in 2020

Our Passion

As a social enterprise we are collaborating with associates and partners across all sectors, 

including government, the public sector, local businesses, and with community and third sector organisations.

New Build

Eastbourne Borough Council are supporting us with land and a grant to help us develop five new houses for key worker families wanting a shared ownership home.


We are actively raising funds for our first new build project, and need people like you to help us. Support Us Here

Housing needs

If you are a key worker living in Langney, and needing a permanent secure home in order to put down roots, we want to hear from you. Read our Allocations Policy HERE


We need churches, charities and businesses to help us achieve our goals. Demonstrate your heart for our community by helping us.

Further Reading...

Here are links to informative websites relating to affordable housing. Click the logo image to visit their web page article.

Which? Money

Affordable housing: can you buy below market value?

What is an affordable housing scheme, and how can it help you get on to the property ladder? 


Affordable Home Ownership Schemes

Buying through shared ownership: When you buy a home through a shared ownership scheme you buy a share of the property and pay rent on the rest.

The share you can buy is usually between 25% and 75%. You can buy a 10% share on some homes..


Details on the next Affordable Homes Programme announced 09 September 2020

The government has announced the prospectus for the 2021-26 Affordable Homes Programme (AHP). It plans to build up to 180,000 new homes with investment confirmed in the Budget in March – £7.5bn will be distributed via Homes England and the government will negotiate with the Greater London Authority on the use of the remaining £4bn for London..

Housing Hub

Affordable Housing in Sussex

Action in Rural Sussex has been operating a housing enabling service for over 25 years, helping to deliver many affordable housing schemes to meet local needs.

Experience has shown, that continuous technical advice and support from locally-based expert advisers, is the key to helping communities navigate the many obstacles to ensure delivery of successful housing projects.

We provide two specialist services – The Sussex Community Housing Hub and a Rural Housing Enabling Service.


This briefing paper considers how affordable housing is defined in England and looks at key trends in the affordability of different tenure types. It examines the supply of affordable housing and the role of Housing Benefit in enabling households to access and retain affordable housing. Read HERE


Buy from Church House Publishing HERE


Download as a PDF HERE


Purchase from Amazon UK HERE

Registered Office: Caladine Chartered Accountants, 

Chantry House, 22 Upperton Rd, Eastbourne,  BN22 1BF



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