£30 Million Waking Watch Relief Fund Now Open for Applications (England)

The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government £30 million Waking Watch Relief Fund targeted at cities across England with most high-rise buildings with unsafe cladding is now open for applications.

The fund will protect residents in buildings over 18 metres from the high costs of Waking Watches, where a building is continually patrolled in case of a fire, by providing financial support for fire alarms.

The fund will be distributed through councils, regional authorities and directly through the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government, with £22 million targeted to the cities with most high-rise buildings with unsafe cladding:

  • Greater London 
  • Greater Manchester 
  • Birmingham  
  • Leeds 
  • Liverpool  
  • Bristol 
  • Newcastle 
  • Sheffield 

The remaining £8 million of the fund will be centrally administered and is available to buildings across all other areas of England.

Applications will close when all funding has been allocated.

Useful Links:

Application Guidance

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