The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has made £4 million available through the Community Housing Fund Revenue Programme 2021/22 to award grants to eligible community organisations in England (outside of the Greater London Authority area).
The community-led approach involves community-based groups taking responsibility for local housebuilding. It delivers housing that is affordable locally and remains under the control of the community through land trusts or housing co-operatives.
The programme will help cover the revenue costs of project-specific activities that will support the development of community led housing proposals. The programme is aimed at schemes which can prove their deliverability and are at the later stages of pre-development.
The Community Housing Fund Revenue Programme is funded by Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and will help community-led housing groups in the latter stages of pre-development.
The Community Led Homes Partnership (CLH) will manage the grant programme, assessing all applications and administering the grants. CLH is a partnership of 4 leading community-led housing organisations:
Applications opened on 23 August 2021 and will remain open until all funds are allocated or until 31 December 2021, whichever occurs first. The programme will close in March 2022 – all work funding by the grant must be completed by this date.
To apply, groups will need to fill in an eligibility checker on the Community Led Homes website. If you are eligible to apply you will be emailed an online grant application form.
Full guidance on the application process, who can apply and how can be found on the Community Led Homes website.
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