Voting membership

Voting members

To be eligible for public grants to build houses, we need to show we have wide support in the community we serve (all three parishes) - so we need to sign up as many voting members as we possibly can.

To be a voting member, you will need to:

  • be over 18 years of age
  • be on the electoral register of one of the three parishes
  • buy at least one share in START

The more money we can raise from our own community, the more chance we have of winning support from funding agencies and other help, so please buy as many shares as you can - you will still only get one vote, but you will help us much more.

To sign up and buy shares, please click the picture to the right.

To help in other ways:

There are all sorts of other ways you can help, whether or not you sign up as a voting member. Please look at the options below and click one of the pictures to sign up to help.



Join our mailing list


If you don't want to (or don't qualify to) be a voting member, but you still want to keep up to date on our activities, sign up to our mailing list - we promise not to share your details with anyone, excerpt as required by law.

[Click the picture above to join]

Become a sponsor


We're planning to build up a group of commercial sponsors (local or otherwise) who want to support our work. We'll be discussing this with local businesses once we're fully up and running. 

If you're interested, please click the picture above to sign up and we'll get in touch.

Become a donor


We hope what we're trying to do will win support right across our three communities - and beyond. As explained below, we're planning to get a lot of funding from government and other grants but we'll need a lot of funding once we start building homes, and we'd rather not be totally dependent on the government!

[Please click the picture above to donate]

Offer us a site


As we've explained elsewhere on this site, it will be up to our members to approve any plans we put forward for choosing sites, but we are already working on lists of possible sites. CLTs can often get permission to develop sites that commercial developers would not be allowed to touch. If you would like to discuss a site with us, please click the picture above let us know - we'll get in touch as soon as we can.

Apply for a house


As explained on the "What are START's plans?" page, we don't expect to have houses to offer for some time. We've already started to build up an application list, though. If you (or someone close to you) is likely to be looking for affordable housing in our area, click the picture above to sign up.

Volunteer to help


Eventually, we're going to need people to help with everything from delivering leaflets and collecting subscriptions & donations to admin design and planning work. 

If you think you can help us at all, please click the picture above to sign up.