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Community Housing Fund

Funding is now available to help communities to develop affordable homes.

The Community Housing Fund is designed to help community groups to develop their own homes. This is to decide the type of housing they want to see provided locally, and to provide it themselves.

Community Housing Fund programme

We have been awarded £938,640 from the Government's Community Housing Fund programme. The Government's Community Housing Fund programme is intended to help communities in local authority areas with high numbers of second homes. This funding is now being allocated to community groups in Eden District.

Community group

Your community group could take many forms. You could be a new group made up of people who share similar concerns about access to housing in your area, or an existing group. We are keen to hear from any group with an interest in improving the choice of housing in their area. Groups are welcome to apply from any part of the Eden District.

Community housing funding

Examples of the things that the Community Housing Fund could be used to pay for are:

  • Advice about setting up your group
  • Training about housing and community-led development
  • Finding a suitable site
  • Planning advice

The Community Housing Fund lets communities decide the level of involvement they want to have with their project, and to contract out work as they wish, in order to make the project deliverable for them.

See our Factsheet about the Community Housing Fund (PDF: 155kb / 3 pages)

If you are interested in finding out more about the Community Housing Fund, please contact Housing Projects and Policy Officer.

Apply to the Community Housing Fund

The Community Housing Fund is open for applications now. We can help you to complete your application. Please contact us if you would like to discuss your ideas. Download our Community Housing Fund Application Form (Word document: 149kb / 8 pages).

Community groups can submit applications for funding to assist in any stage of their housing project, and can submit more than one application.

Community Housing Fund related links

The National Community Land Trust Network: www.communitylandtrusts.org.uk.