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More affordable housing for Sussex

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More affordable housing for Sussex

More affordable housing for Sussex

CPRE Sussex By CPRE Sussex

A lack of affordable housing puts people at risk of homelessness and poverty. We want to bring decision makers together at an event to tackle this problem and find solutions.

Barcombe Idea stage

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There are over 27,000 households on housing waiting lists in Sussex and the amount of affordable housing, particularly social housing, is declining. We want everyone to be able to afford a home. Even some developments which are termed 'affordable' are out of the reach of many families. But there are solutions. We want to get the decision makers and land owners of Sussex together so that there can be a meaningful debate about how we can solve this crisis. We want to hold an affordable housing event in November in Arun District and the outcome will be an action plan to get more affordable housing built in Arun. We want this event to be free to all stakeholders and funding would enable us to hire a hall, market the event and provide basic refreshments.

What we'll deliver:

  • Hold an affordable housing seminar in Arun in 2019
  • Produce and publicise an 'action plan' to tackle the affordable housing crisis in Sussex

Why it's a great idea:

We want to bring together planners, councillors, housing professionals, housing associations, community groups including community land trusts and landowners to highlight solutions which are needed to create more affordable housing in Sussex. There are great examples of solutions in Sussex and across the UK which should be replicated and we want speakers to illustrate what the solutions are and create a plan for action. We we also want to understand what the barriers are to getting more affordable housing built so that we can campaign at a national level for policy changes. This project could make a huge difference to the thousands of people on housing waiting lists or sleeping rough.

Steps to get it done:

  • - Sending out invitations to the event (by end Sept 2019)
  • - finalising speakers, venue and the programme (by end of Sept)
  • - booking refreshements and buying materials (by end of October)
  • - Delivering the event (November 2019)
  • - finalising and communicating the action plan (December 2019)


Location Barcombe

About the space



Arun District Council

How will the money be spent?Total £1,692

Volunteer time - £690 (41%)
Design and print of leaflet - £250 (15%)
Speaker travel expenses - £200 (12%)
Booking Barnham community hall - £175 (10%)
Media (press releases etc) - £150 (9%)
Refreshments - £80 (5%)
Office printed materials - £50 (3%)
Other - £97 (6%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. Before entering fundraising these costs will be confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified by the verifier.

Volunteer time
Design and print of leaflet
Speaker travel expenses
Booking Barnham community hall
Media (press releases etc)
Office printed materials
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • We would use any additional funds to film the event and create a short film or shorts for social media which can promote affordable housing or key messages.

Total £1,692

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