Projects and Clients
Somerset Co-operative Community Land Trust
Somerset Co-operative Community Land Trust’s (SCCLT) main mission is to provide sustainable affordable housing and workspace for community enterprises in Somerset. What makes them different from many other land trusts is that as a co-op, promoting co-operative principles in all they do.
SCCLT are ambitious with their projects, which currently include developing:
- eight brand-new one bed flats for people in housing need in Taunton, in particular for those who enjoy being part of community, and
- 20 homes and workspaces for community enterprises in Wiveliscombe. Although it is its early stages, it offers a great amount of opportunity for the area.
Why we like working with them:
‘SCCLT is truly independent and not reliant on housing associations to achieve its goals. It uniquely strives to incorporate workspace for social and community enterprises alongside its affordable housing, to support employment and the benefits such enterprises can bring to the people they house, and the wider community.’ Steve
Shared Earth Learning Co-operative
Shared Earth Learning (SEL) is a Forest School in Frome, Somerset. SEL do brilliant work enhancing people’s relationship with the natural world, simultaneously developing their personal and social skills and awareness of the importance of environmental sustainability. Additionally, SEL offers a range of challenges, activities games and tasks to build self-esteem, emotional literacy and social skills outdoors. Through their services, SEL supports the improvement of community cohesion by working across generations and integrating people from different backgrounds in their programmes. Find out more....
Registered in 2009, GO-OP is the UK’s first co-operatively owned and run Train Operating Company, with a mission to reduce the social and environmental impacts of travel by providing mutually owned, high quality and inclusive public transport services that encourage people to choose more sustainable options.
Not only that, they hope to go beyond just being an operator of timetabled train services on the National Rail Network. GO-OP will also support the development of car clubs, bus links and travel hubs to enable communities to access sustainable transport options.
Why we like working with GO-OP
‘Every time I open-up the project plan for GO-OP I gasp a little at the complexity of the project, but I quickly remember the ambition and how innovative the project is. GO-OP is going to be something really special and I cannot wait for the first train to arrive at Taunton to pick up its first passengers’. Alice