Who are EcoHOLMEs?
EcoHOLMEs is a community business for the purpose of providing the affordable low-energy homes that our Holme Valley community urgently needs, and that are fit for the future.
EcoHOLMEs is a Community Land Trust (CLT) set up by local people to build and own homes for the long term benefit of the Holme Valley community. The homes built will be allocated to local people, and will also serve as exemplars of low carbon living.
Why affordable low-energy homes?
There is a pressing shortage of low-cost affordable housing in the Holme Valley, both for sale and for rent. There is also a growing realisation that we need for more low-energy housing, as we move to a more sustainable lifestyle as part of our response to the Climate Emergency.
EcoHOLMEs plan to build the affordable low-energy homes our community needs that fit for the future.
How will we deliver EcoHOLMEs?
EcoHOLMEs plan to acquire land for our affordable housing sites by asset transfers, donations, long term leases or open market purchases of land or property
As a community business, we are able to seek planning permission for sites not available for commercial housing development! Funding the development and build cost of these homes will be by a mix of grant funding, commercial loans and community share funding.
How you can help
Become a Member
EcoHOLMEs is a member-run organisation, embedded in our Holme Valley community. The homes we provide will be owned by the community and will benefit those in housing need within the community.
Anyone who is 18 years or over and lives or works in the Holme Valley area can join as a Member of the EcoHOLMEs Community Land Trust.
Show your support and be a part of this exciting community venture, by become a member of EcoHOLMES on payment of £1 for a non-withdrawable, non-interest paying Share in EcoHOLMEs.
You can JOIN NOW and make your payment online by debit or credit card
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Make a donation
If you wish to make a donation to help our cause, you can make your payment online by debit or credit card.