The Hometown Foundation is a registered charity which has been formed to promote self-sustaining communities using established co-operative principles. Individual communities will have control of those activities which most affect their daily lives.
The Hometown Foundation’s key aims are to advance citizenship and community development while protecting and improving the environment. The Foundation believes that good citizens will deliver a successful community and that any community will be more successful if its surroundings are an attractive place to live, work and play.
The Foundation endows and empowers individuals, communities and organisations to create and maintain sustainable communities which are self-reliant. Owenstown is just one of its initiatives – the Hometown Foundation plans to incorporate its principles in a number of urban locations across Scotland and further afield. Potential locations include housing estates, small towns and some city suburbs.