The main aims of Youlgrave CLT are:
• To provide housing for those in need and to improve existing housing standards
• To support local employment or training by providing workspace, buildings or land
• To develop or support new or existing services to the local community
YCLT was set up following a series of public meetings in June 2012, and was formally registered as an Industrial and Provident Society with the Financial Conduct Authority in January 2013, registration number 31951R. It is a membership organisation run by a voluntary Board.