Highlands Small Communities Housing Trust



Highland Small Communities Housing Trust rebrands as Communities Housing Trust

The Highland Small Communities Housing Trust (HSCHT), a social enterprise which delivers a range of affordable housing and supporting developments in Scottish communities, has rebranded as the Communities Housing Trust.

Published 11 September 2020

£4m self-build loan fund open for applications

People across Scotland who want to build their own homes will now be able to apply to a £4 million self-build loan fund.

Published 11 September 2018

Highland Council approves first Staffin affordable homes in 20 years

Highland Council has approved plans for six new three-bedroom houses on a common grazing tenanted by the Stenscholl crofting township, the first such development in almost two decades.

Published 11 April 2018

Community-led housing projects to benefit from £500,000 boost from Nationwide Foundation

Community-led housing projects in Dumfries and Galloway and the Highlands are set to benefit from over £500,000 in funding from the Nationwide Foundation.

Published 9 April 2018

Community-led housing backed with £1m from Nationwide Foundation

The Nationwide Foundation is awarding over £1 million to support the growth of community-led housing to enable the sector to deliver more decent, affordable homes for people in need.

Published 7 February 2018

£4m self-build loan fund released following successful pilot

A new £4 million self-build loan fund offering financial backing to people who want to build their own homes will be available from next year, housing minister Kevin Stewart has confirmed.

Published 9 November 2017

Highlands Small Communities Housing Trust AGM and Annual Conference

The Highlands Small Communities Housing Trust is to hold its AGM and Annual Conference on September 8 at the British Legion Club, 17 King Street in Inverness.

Published 8 August 2017

Highland Small Communities Housing Trust completes 50th Rent to Buy home

The completion of a home in Flodigarry, in Staffin on the Isle of Skye, has marked the 50th home to be delivered by The Highland Small Communities Housing Trust’s (HSCHT) Rent to Buy scheme.

Published 9 May 2017

Tenants welcomed into affordable homes at empty Highland schoolhouse

A former schoolhouse in the Highlands that has lain empty for over five years has been transformed into two affordable dwellings thanks to an innovative funding package secured by the Coigach Community Development Company and The Highlands Small Communities Housing Trust (HSCHT).

Published 8 March 2017

Lochaber communities to benefit from twenty new affordable homes

A collaboration between Lochaber Housing Association (LHA) and The Highlands Small Communities Housing Trust (HSCHT) has delivered twenty new affordable homes across four Lochaber communities.

Published 20 January 2017

Top marks for Highland schoolhouse conversion

Rural communities struggling to meet demand for local housing are being encouraged to follow in the footsteps of the Highland village of Achiltibuie and apply to a Scottish Government fund to help convert empty properties into homes.

Published 27 October 2016

New Rent to Buy homes set for the Isle of Skye

Construction of two new affordable homes will begin shortly at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig on Skye through the Rent to Buy scheme by The Highlands Small Communities Housing Trust (HSCHT).

Published 7 October 2016

New booklet launched to showcase community-driven place making

Four housing and community organisations have collaborated to produce a booklet showcasing six examples of community led place making.

Published 5 October 2016

Highlands Rent to Buy scheme shortlisted for rural innovation award

A Rent to Buy scheme by the Highlands Small Communities Housing Trust is one of four projects who have been nominated for a Rural Innovators Award under the Housing category.

Published 14 September 2016

Loans increased to encourage self-build projects in the Highlands

Loans of up to £175,000 are now available to help people build their own homes in the Highlands.

Published 25 August 2016