HNCLT is a not-for-profit organisation set up to provide an innovative community-led solution to the triple challenges of the housing crisis, the cost of living crisis and the climate emergency.
Following an initial consultation phase funded primarily by The Low Carbon Hub and their OxFutures grant, our local architectural practice Charlie Luxton Design worked with the community to design the site, and Greencore Homes are now constructing our 12 sustainable, affordable, energy efficient, climate positive homes for local people. HNLC and SNRG are creating, funding and managing an associated microgrid, which will make use of locally generated renewable energy, keeping heating costs down and saving money for those living in the homes.
There will be communal facilities open to everyone that will aid community cohesion and provide a co-working space, rooms to rent and food growing areas.
The combination of the homes, the microgrid and the communal facilities within this innovative project will increase community spirit and have a positive impact on the environment.
We are now ready to accept donations ahead of our Community Share Raise, so if you share and support our vision for affordable and highly sustainable low carbon community-led homes that will meet community needs, please consider making a donation to this exciting project so that we can include all the proposed elements of the project in good time, and fund the year-to-year operational costs.
We are fundraising for the additional £150K that we need to provide all the elements of the communal facilities. We want to fit out the community co-working hub, the spare rooms that will be available for local residents and therapists to rent, and the outdoor facilities that will provide communal food growing areas.
We believe that this exemplar project will be replicable in other communities and the team is proud to have been a part of this journey to a better solution to our housing, community, and energy needs.