Heart of Hastings Community Land Trust – East Sussex Coast SAH

Heart of Hastings Community Land Trust is part of the East Sussex Coast Social Action Hub in partnership with Brighton & Hove Community Land Trust. Although both Community Land Trusts are set up to address housing needs, they have engaged people across a wide range of connected issues through their community organising approach.

Heart of Hastings Community Land Trust is committed to using a bottom-up development approach to achieve its aims of providing affordable homes and workspaces, alongside inclusive opportunity for marginalised communities within regeneration projects.

To achieve this, Heart of Hastings employed a community organiser to support their ‘bottom-up development team’ in their attempts to deliver community-led regeneration on a problematic, contaminated site in the middle of the Southeast’s most deprived neighbourhoods.

Their campaign had the explicit intention to repeat the use of the Organisation Workshop technique piloted by fellow Social Action Hub, Marsh Farm Outreach. In May 2019, 37 participants completed a successful, four-week Heart of Hastings’ Organisation Workshop at the derelict Observer Building in Hastings.

We want to share our insight of the potential of this powerful and empowering approach and work with others to apply it elsewhere.
Heart of Hastings’ Organisation Workshop

Heart of Hastings Community Land Trust is an Organisational Trustee member of the Community Organisers’ Board.

For more information about this Social Action Hub, please visit the Heart of Hastings Community Land Trust website.

To view details of Heart of Hastings’s ‘East Sussex Coast Social Action Hub’ partner, please visit Brighton & Hove Community Land Trust.

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