Wiltshire Community Land Trust

Wiltshire CLT secures an Awards for All Grant to provide help and support for local communities embarking on Neighbourhood Plans.

Help is on the way for rural communities in Wiltshire...

11/07/2016.............................. More...

Our public sector hero - David Bowater of Wiltshire Council

Wiltshire Community Land Trust is delighted to announce...

22/07/2015.............................. More...

Two part-time vacancies at the National CLT Network

If you fancy working for the National CLT Network, ther...

16/06/2015.............................. More...

Dont' miss our Creating Powerful Communities Event on 19 November!

Creating Powerful Communities Seminar Wedne...

03/11/2014.............................. More...

Open wide the gates: Applications open to new national fund for urban Community Land Trusts

The National CLT Network has launched the bidding proc...

30/07/2014.............................. More...

Catching the Sun and the wind

Participants in the first of our Crea...

25/07/2014.............................. More...

Still time to join us to visit Westmills Wind and Solar Farms

Join us to see (and hear) what solar and wind farms are...

22/07/2014.............................. More...

A few bursary places left for National CLT Conference - get in there quickly!

Don't miss out on your chance to come to...

29/05/2013.............................. More...

Wiltshire Community Land Trust AGM, 15 May 2013

Notification is given of the second Annual G...

22/04/2013.............................. More...

What happens next at Wilton, now the Erksine Barracks site bid is won?

Wilton CLT invites you to a public meeti...

22/04/2013.............................. More...

Bursaries for CLT Annual Conference 2013 – “From I to we to CLT”

The CLT Annual Conference is happening at the...

22/04/2013.............................. More...

Free seminar, 2 February in Chapmanslade, Wiltshire

How can a Community Land Trust help you to develo...

15/01/2013.............................. More...

Introduction to CLTs and Custom Build, Swindon

On 19th November, Wiltshire CLT in partnersh...

05/11/2012.............................. More...

Wilton Community Land Trust leads the way in Wiltshire

We’re delighted to announce that W...

18/05/2012.............................. More...

Community Land Trusts - The Time has Come - Advance to Go!

Local people will be making an impact in London...

20/03/2012.............................. More...

WCLT awarded £9,960 by the Big Lottery Fund

We’re in the money! ...

23/02/2012.............................. More...

Wilton and Quidhampton Communities leading the way

At a public meeting held in Wilton on Sa...

06/02/2012.............................. More...

Honey for nothing and your chicks for free!

  If anyone in your community is inte...

13/12/2011.............................. More...

CLT Seminar- Beyond Housing- Other Community Assets

Don't miss this event in Stroud on 29 and 30 November...

20/10/2011.............................. More...

Wiltshire CLT Launch

Wiltshire CLT was officially launched on 30 June 2011...

30/06/2011.............................. More...

Manager's Page

My name is Anna Maloney and I joined Wiltshire Community Land Trust in September 2015, taking over from Rose Seagrief.

What excites me about CLTs is that they can be used as a vehicle for a whole variety of asset-based initiatives, on any scale. The critical thing is that they are set up to meet needs identified by the community and that the benefits of what they are doing are clear and lasting. They must be set up on a sound basis, with good governance and planning in place to ensure that they remain sustainable into the future.

There are many advantages to setting up a CLT:

  • CLT have an “asset lock” – this means that no income a CLT gets from its assets makes a private profit for individuals, but it is all ploughed back into the CLT to be used for the benefit of the community.
  • CLTs tap into local expertise, knowledge and networks, which helps to increase wider community engagement and to identify local needs accurately. CLTs succeed where there is a determined steering group with the ability to engender strong community support.
  • Volunteer time and effort can reduce development and running costs of a project, often enabling something to go ahead that would not be viable otherwise.
  • CLTs can raise money through community share issues, which give local people an opportunity to invest in local projects
  • In the long term, CLTs can create permanent community income through asset development, reducing dependency on grants to fund local schemes and activities
  • People involved in running CLTs develop knowledge and skills that increase their confidence and create new life opportunities

Wiltshire CLT is here to help communities identify whether a CLT can help them meet their needs and achieve their aspirations, and if it is, to help them do that. If you or members of your community have some ideas for a local building of piece of land that might be realised by setting up a CLT, please contact me and I’ll be happy to talk them through with you and advise you on the next steps to take.  I look forward to hearing from you.