Brighton and Hove Community Land Trust is a Community Benefit Society, registered with the Financial Conduct Authority, to further, in a sustainable manner, the social, economic and/or environmental interests of people who live and/or work, in the Brighton and Hove area by:
CLTs are non-profit, community-based organisations run by volunteers to address the needs of their local area. The key criteria for CLTs are defined by statute in Section 79 of the Housing and Regeneration Act 2008 which states that:
Brighton & Hove CLT adopts an approach that combines participatory community engagement and learning in action to create and sustain an enabling environment for community-led initiatives.
BHCLT has three classes of members as follows:
Becoming a member
BHCLT welcomes applications from anyone over 18 who supports our work irrespective of gender, sexuality, disability, race or religion. An application should be made on the corresponding form, including contact details and indicating the motivation for membership, with justification for the class of membership being applied for. Successful applicants become members on the payment of a single one-pound share, and subscription fees agreed by the board.
Benefits of membership
Members can terminate at any time by informing the Secretary.
To further, in a sustainable manner, the social, economic and/or environmental interests of people who live and/or work, or who want to live and/or work, in the Brighton and Hove area by some or all of the following means:
i. by acquiring, holding, providing, leasing, developing and managing land and other assets in the area of benefit;
ii. by promoting, supporting, developing and facilitating community-led land or other asset-based initiatives, resources and services (including but not limited to housing, community facilities, community businesses, renewable energy and sustainable land management projects); and
iii. by carrying out any other activity that the directors consider would further the social, economic and environmental interests of the community in the area of benefit relating to the stewardship of land and other assets,
BHCLT shall ensure that any land or assets it owns are not sold or developed except in a manner which the Turst approves as being of benefit to the people who live and/or work in the area of benefit.
We will consider you application and let you know as soon as possible on the outcome and how you can pay your £1 share. Please phone Peter Clarke, Secretary on 07922 019948 if you have any questions.
Please submit your completed application using the link below. Or download it, fill it in and send it to email@example.com or by post to BHCLT Secretary, 3 Christchurch, Bedford Place, Brighton BN1 2QJ
Please note that it may take up to a month for us to process your application, and after this you will get a welcome email with your membership number and a link to pay your £1. It’s fine for you to apply for membership and then attend our workshops before getting your membership number.