Our partners

We work in collaboration with many different partners. This means we can understand what communities need and how to provide affordable housing solutions for local residents.

  • Bristol Community Land Trust (BCLT)

    Bristol Community Land Trust (BCLT) is a community-led housing group set up by ordinary people living in Bristol to develop and manage affordable homes in their local communities. We are currently working with BCLT to deliver our Shaldon Road scheme building 50 homes.

    Our purpose is to enable people, many of whom have little access to the traditional housing market, to realise their vision of building sustainable homes and creating inclusive communities.

  • Southmead Development Trust

    Southmead Development Trust focuses on the regeneration of Southmead and provides support and services for local residents in Southmead, Bristol.

    “We work alongside residents in North Bristol to help to keep communities strong, resilient, and resourceful. Our expert teams connect with adults, children, families and community groups to offer support with physical and mental health, employment and training, area regeneration, and community business. We create and provide inspiring community spaces for events, meetings, training and business.”

  • Marshfield Community Land Trust (MCLT)

    Marshfield Community Land Trust was established in 2016 with its initial focus on providing community led affordable housing for people in housing need and with a local connection to the area. We are working with MCLT to deliver 12 affordable homes on a rural exception site. 

    “The Marshfield Community Land Trust (MCLT) is a not-for-profit organisation serving the Marshfield community. Our initial focus is on providing affordable housing in Marshfield for Marshfield people.”

  • Ambition Lawrence Weston

    Ambition Lawrence Weston (ALW) was established in 2012 by a group of residents who wanted to make the area a better place to live, following a decline in local services. We are working with ALW to deliver our Astry Close scheme.

    “Ambition Lawrence Weston exists as a resident-driven organisation striving to make Lawrence Weston an even better place to live and work.”

  • Cheyne Capital

    Cheyne Capital is a private investment company which invests across the capital structure, from credit to equity, in both corporate and real estate assets. We are working with Cheyne Capital through their Social Impact Fund, a property fund developing and leasing homes to social enterprises, charities and local authorities. Cheyne is partnering with us on Elderberry Walk scheme in Southmead.

  • Bristol & Bath Regional Capital (BBRC)

    Bristol & Bath Regional Capital (BBRC) works with local investors to offer bespoke investment opportunities that provide both a financial and a social return and supports local projects. Brighter Places is working with BBRC to deliver our Elderberry Walk scheme in Southmead.

    “Bristol & Bath Regional Capital’s (BBRC) ambition is to become a significant and commercially sustainable driving force in the development of the region, catalysing regional change through civic-led, commercially-focused and innovative investment.”

  • Community Housing Hub for West of England (CLH West)

    Community Housing Hub for West of England (CLH West) works with key organisations like community land trusts, local authorities, developers and housing associations to create more community led housing opportunities within the West of England.

    “We are a support and advice hub based in the West of England. As a collective of activists and partnership organisations, we facilitate people-powered solutions to the housing crisis.”

  • 1625 Independent People (1625 IP) 

    1625 Independent People (1625 IP)  is a charity that provides specialist support services  to 16-25 year olds who are homeless or are at risk of homelessness in Bristol, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset and Bath and North East Somerset.

    “We are a charity that works with young people who are homeless, leaving care, or at risk of homelessness in the South West.”

Our funding partners