Harborough Development Trust

by DarrenWoodiwiss in Market Harborough, Leicestershire, England

Harborough Development Trust
We did it
On 25th July 2017 we successfully raised £140 with 8 supporters in 14 days

Help us establish a Development Trust to buy back our local hospital site to be developed by the community for local benefit.

by DarrenWoodiwiss in Market Harborough, Leicestershire, England

 The NHS is disposing our former District General hospital site, this building was originally built by public subscription and has served the community of Market Harborough for over 100 years.

The, to be, formed Harborough Development Trust would like to bid for this site in order to develop a mixture of accomadation from entry level 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments to adapted properties designed for disabled tenants and also to include some co-living units.

It is our intention to construct these units to the highest affordable standards and to build sustainability into the very fabric of the build.

It is our aim to become a responsible landlord offering secure and affordable tenures to a mix of social groups while providing the trust with a revenue stream which will allow the development of future projects.

The initial money will be used to

  • Incorporate the Development Trust
  • Design and host a Website
  • Logo Design
  • Retain the services of the Architects to develop the bid for the site
  • Design a brochure for a Community share offer (Subject to successful bid)

Should this bid not succeed we have two more projects that we would like to develop, so fear not, your donation will not languish in a bank account it will be used empowering the community to benefit from its local development.

As our development Trust is not yet incorporated, we are still developing our articles with COOPs UK, we do not have a bank account. For this purpose any monies donated will be temporarily banked with Transition Town Market Harborough. This is the grass roots constituted Sustainability group that has been runnning projects since 2007.

Why the rush, there is a very narrow window for this project with bids being due on 27th July.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£500 or more

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£500 Reward

For supporters who have been so generous in supporting us through this stage we would like to offer an extra half percentage point, on any share dividends on share holdings purchased by the supporter, should we get to the point of a community share offer.

£1,000 or more

0 of 10 claimed

£1,000 Reward

For supporters who have been so generous in supporting us through this stage we would like to offer an extra percentage point, on any share dividends on share holdings purchased by the supporter, should we get to the point of a community share offer.


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