Community Land & Finance Social Impact Report 2016/17

Welcome to our fifth annual social impact report for Resonance’s community asset funds, operated via our community-lending arm Community Land & Finance CIC.

We have two community lending funds: the Community Share Underwriting Fund (CSUF); and the Affordable Homes Rental Fund (AHRF). Both are fundamentally about the imaginative use of investment, to help communities achieve their ambitions. CSUF fixes the problem of community-funded projects needing to build confidence and momentum as they pursue share offers to finance their work. AHRF wrestles with the housing crisis by lending to groups that can’t yet get money from banks because they’re too new, but who have a solution that helps families find homes that are affordable now and affordable for generations to come.