Funding to Initiate Community Led Affordable Housing Projects in England
A new £4 million fund is inviting applications from community led housing groups.
Grants are available for community organisations to help cover the revenue costs of project-specific activities that will support the development of community led housing proposals across England (excluding London) up to March 2022.
The Community Housing Fund Revenue Programme 2021/22 is funded by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and will help community led housing groups in the latter stages of pre-development.
The programme is designed to give community led housing groups better access to high quality, affordable housing that meets the needs of local communities. The fund will help community groups meet a range of costs incurred in trying to develop housing, including those such as paying for searches, administration costs or legal advice, design work and planning applications.
Applications are open to all organisations which are constituted as a body corporate, or an equivalent form of constituted body.
Eligible organisations include the following:
- Registered charity.
- Company Limited By Guarantee.
- Community Benefit Society.
- Co-operative Society.
- Community Interest Company.
- An organisation of another type operating as a social enterprise and principally reinvesting their surpluses for social benefit.
- Registered Provider.
- Local authority.
The fund has a total value of £4 million.
Organisations are invited to set out their level of grant requirement when making their application.
This is a rolling programme open for applications until December 2021 or until all funding is committed, whichever is sooner.
(This report was the subject of a GRANTfinder Newsflash.)