With less than two weeks to go until the closing date of their community share offer, Leeds Community Homes has attracted 80% of the investment that they require to go ahead with their first people powered homes project.
Leeds Community Homes is seeking to raise a minimum of £200,000 – to invest in their first project to create sixteen permanently affordable homes on a development in Leeds’ emerging Climate Innovation District in Hunslet – 5 minutes walk from the Royal Armouries.
To raise the money, they have launched a community share offer – offering people the opportunity to invest amounts from £100. The funder Power To Change has agreed to match individual investments, up to a maximum of £100,000.
Rob Greenland, one of the founder members of Leeds Community Homes, said:
“The response has been fantastic so far. Most investors are from Leeds, but we’ve had plenty of people investing from around the UK too. I think there are lots of people out there who realise we have a housing crisis, and they want to be part of a practical, community-led response.”
All the information about the community share offer is available on Leeds Community Homes website and you can invest securely online via www.ethex.org.uk/leedscommunityhomes. The share offer is open until Monday 19 December 2016, and the minimum investment is £100.
Leeds Community Homes are hosting a free screening of Cathy Come Home at Hyde Park Picture House on Saturday 10 December 2016 at 2pm. For more information, and to book free tickets, visit hydeparkpicturehouse.co.uk/index.php?showing=9133#now-showing