Hope Cohousing wins grant to help with preconstruction costs

January 18, 2022

Hope Cohousing has been awarded over £48,000 by The Scottish Government’s Rural Communities Ideas into Action fund (managed by Inspiring Scotland). This is a massive step forward to create Orkney’s first cohousing development and Scotland’s only entirely rental cohousing scheme.

Jenny Rambridge, chair of Hope Cohousing, welcomed the award for this innovative scheme:

“Alongside the support we’ve had from the local community and from OIC, it is a real boost to receive this grant. It will help us with preconstruction costs and move us closer to breaking ground on our site in St Margaret’s Hope. All of us in HCH are working hard to make our vision a reality – to build affordable, sustainable homes for older people as a lasting community benefit.”

Monthly get together

You can meet us and talk about the project on Saturday February 5, 2022 at 2pm. Everyone welcome. Email us if you would like to come along:

One step nearer to building our houses!

We are thrilled to receive a grant from UnLtd.

We are going to use it for professional fees that will help us to prepare a main grant fund application to the Scottish Government’s Rural and Islands Housing Fund.


March 1, 2021

Watch our new video. Made for the Rural Housing Summit 2021, it tells our story in 3 minutes.

For news of recent progress on the site, planning permission and building tenders click here.

updated: January 18, 2022