Become A Member


We are a growing organisation and we are lucky to have enthusiastic members who care about the challenges facing the Wyre Forest District. Becoming a member of Wyre Forest CLT is important because the membership base of the CLT is what truly makes it community-led.  Legally a CLT must be:

Owned by the Community

Run by the Community

For the benefit of that geographical Community

Not for personal profit

Wyre Forest CLT is established as a Community Benefit Society with Charitable Aims. A Community Benefit Society is defined by its membership and each member pays £1 to have a ‘share’ in the CLT itself.  By having a share and being a member :

You increase the influence we can have locally

You can benefit from WFCLT activities / projects

You will have a vote at meetings

You are part of a democratic process

You can put yourself forward as a Board Member

It is important to keep in mind that your £1 share is not the same as buying shares in a company:

They cannot grow in value

They cannot be sold

It is not a way of saving money

If you decide to stop being a Member, you may not be able to get your £1 share back

The shares are not backed by any compensation scheme or an ombudsman

It’s more than just housing!  A Community Land Trust can also hold in trust other property, land and community assets that local people believe are important.