New Community Housing Fund Revenue Programme 2021

The Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government has announced a new stream of funding as part of the Community Housing Fund. This is a £4m revenue programme available until December 2021, which aims to support the development of community led housing projects up until they reach the point of needing capital funding.

In order to be eligible for funding, it is not necessary to be a registered provider, but organisations are expected to have identified from where they will secure capital funding.

The Programme will not be suitable for groups who are just forming and need start-up support, or schemes that are at an early stage of pre-development. If you have a community led housing project that is at an earlier stage, please contact CHTV either by phoning, emailing or using the contact page.

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 grant will fund pre-development work so that schemes can complete the work required to progress the scheme towards:

  • submitting a planning application, and/or
  • submitting a capital funding bid, and/or
  • getting to start on site.

The pre-development work funded must be completed by the end of March 2022 so we encourage you to submit your applications as soon as possible to maximise the time you have to spend the grant.

To determine if the programme is the right fit for your community led housing scheme please read the Prospectus and for check out the funding page for more information and how to apply on the national Community Led Homes website here.