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Frequently Asked Questions about Community land Trusts

 1. What is a Community Land Trust?

Community Land Trusts (or CLTs) are not for profit community led organisations set up to own assets (such as housing, land, pubs, shops) for the benefit of that community. CLTs are run by local people and everyone living and working in the community should have the opportunity to join. The first project of a CLT is usually developing affordable homes for local people.


2. How do I become a member?

Fill in a membership application form and return it to the Secretary at the address provided.  Membership includes buying a minimum of one share of £1 in Georgeham Parish CLT.  To be a member you need to be 16 years old or over.



3. Can I buy more than one share?

Yes you can buy as many shares as you wish. However the number of votes you have remains one vote and as voting rights attach to the membership and not to the number of shares held.


4. Can my children become members?

Yes if they are 16 years old and over.


5. Can I buy shares in Georgeham Parish CLT for my children?

Yes, no matter what their age is.  However there are no voting rights attaching to those shares as the right to vote attaches to membership and you have to be a member to vote.  You have to be 16 years and over to become a member.


6. How can I become more involved?

By becoming a member. Membership entitles you to a vote at General Meetings of the CLT: members appoint the Board of Directors and can become involved in other ways.  Input and ideas from members are always welcome and any member can apply to be a director on the Board or get involved in other ways eg delivering literature, putting up posters, spreading news about the project, fundraising and other initiatives to name a few.


7. What is the involvement of  Middlemarch CLC (formerly the Wessex Community Land Trust Project)?

Middlemarcht have assisted various communities in the South West to deliver affordable housing for their community and are providing their advice and support to others who are working on their community project, including Georgeham Parish CLT.  Their website link provides FAQs on CLTs and how they can assist: .   .

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