Heart of Hastings is a members-led Community Land Trust: it brings spaces into community ownership, making them available to people who need them. As the property boom continues our homes stay affordable for local people with rents capped at the rate of inflation. Heart of Hastings has attracted over £2 million in grant investment to Hastings and needs to recruit volunteer trustees to make sure it is well spent.

Shelley, from Heart of Hastings explains: “Trustees are hard-working volunteers who help us to act fairly and do our best to meet our aims: creating affordable housing and opportunities for bottom up community development.”

There are four roles available, treasurer, legal specialist, grant making and fundraising and community trustee.

Trustees meet every other month and require around four hours a month to volunteer. They are voluntary roles, but out-of -pocket expenses are reimbursed and full induction is offered. People who have never been a trustee before or with additional needs are encouraged to apply.

Full details are on Heart of Hastings website: heartofhastings.org.uk/trustee or text 07752 067379 or email [email protected] for a chat.

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