Communities across the country are set to benefit from a £6 million funding boost to help them build more of the homes that their area needs. Local people will be able to access funding to kickstart community-led housing developments that will benefit their neighbourhood. The aim is to make community-led housing a mainstream housing option by making it easier for communities to access support for building community-led homes. The funding will provide training, funding and practical support to housing groups, councils and developers.
The Community Led Homes Programme will be managed by 4 leading housing charities:
- Confederation of Co-operative Housing
- National Community Land Trust Network
- UK Cohousing
Funding of up to £10,000 will be provided to groups to cover start-up costs such as legal fees.
A further £3.5 million will be made available to provide technical advice and support to guide communities through the process of building the housing they urgently need.
Potential applicants will need to register as Providers prior to application.
There are no application deadlines and the programme will run for two years (up to 2020)