Engaging with stakeholders

Engaging with stakeholders

All projects will need some form of support for their scheme, regardless of if they’re a grassroots group or a developer, but not all groups will want support for the same kinds of things. Partners might include local community groups, community and town councils, local authority (LA), registered social landlords (RSLs), private developers, and more.

Why work in partnership?

For CLH groups
  • RSLs have significant development, project management and housing management expertise
  • RSLs can help support projects financially by accessing capital grant money or shouldering financial risk of housing development
  • Partners can help train and build capacity within CLH organisations
  • Partner could help accessing land that has been earmarked for development
For statutory bodies
  • CLH groups may be able to measure and understand local housing need better than an organisation based elsewhere
  • CLH groups can help developments gain community support, including overcoming NIMBYISM
  • The CLH project can offer RSLs an opportunity to support their local communities, develop connections and meet social and ethical commitments

Statutory bodies such as local authorities, town/community councils, and even RSLs may be able to provide support such as:

  • Capacity builder – providing advice and support on housing need/development, possibly even small grants
  • Land/property provider – CLH group buy or lease land/property from RSL/LA
  • Developer – CLH group procures RSL/LA as the developer
  • Partner – CLH group and RSL/LA work in partnership throughout the project
  • Housing manager/landlord – CLH group procures RSL/LA to manage homes in the long-term

Partnership options with an RSL