We are York’s community land trust

We are York’s community land trust

As a Community Land Trust, we’re a non-profit organisation that owns and develops land for the benefit of the community.

That benefit can come in lots of different ways – from providing affordable homes, to protecting green spaces, to building community services and more.

YorSpace has a track record of generating revenue and accessing grant funding, which when combined with our sector knowledge, will make community led projects come to life.

We are proud to be a member and part of the wider CLT network, which is made up of over 175 organisations across the UK.

Custodian of land & buildings for community benefit
Research, advocacy & campaigning
Enabling & supporting community groups
Volunteering & people development
Consultancy & project management
Fostering long term partnership with key stakeholders

We’re bringing low carbon, affordable communities to York

How YorSpace will make a difference.

Permanently affordable

The lack of affordable housing in York needs to be tackled urgently. Our new model will create permanently affordable homes which form an essential part of the solution.

Sustainability built in

We’re building high-performance homes designed on passive solar principles and highly insulated, reducing the power they consume and making them cheaper to run.

Homes that are sustainably built

We’re committed to using natural & low carbon building materials, helping to pioneer the shift towards a full decarbonisation of homes and communities.

Built around the needs of people

By embedding fairness and cooperation in all our decision making, we’re creating homes that put community inclusion and cohesion at the heart of their design.

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We’re creating homes that meet the needs of people

Frequently asked questions

What is a Community Land Trust?

Community land trusts – or CLTs – are democratic, non profit organisations that own and develop land for the benefit of the community. They typically provide affordable homes, community gardens, civic buildings, pubs, shops, shared workspace, energy schemes and conservation landscapes.

Community land trusts are:

To learn more about community land trusts, visit the Community Land Trust Network

How can I get involved?

Join as a member to show your support for the Community Land Trust here.

Donate to the cause and help fund our advocacy and outreach work by making a one off donation to us here.

Volunteer your time and join our Board of Directors by reaching out and making contact with our team by using our contact form here.

What are One Planet Living principles?

One Planet Living is a sustainability framework used to design and shape YorSpace developments. It is different from other sustainability frameworks because: