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Community Housing Fund

The Community Housing Fund helps community groups to develop their own homes and enables them to plan the type of housing they want to see provided locally and to provide it themselves.

Community Housing Fund programme

The Government's Community Housing Fund programme has awarded us £938,640. This is to help communities in local authority areas with high numbers of second homes. Allocation of this funding to community groups in Eden District has commenced.

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.

Read the Community Housing Fund fact sheet (PDF: 155kb / 3 pages).

Contact the Housing Projects and Policy Officer if you are interested in finding out more about the Community Housing Fund

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 the 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

Visit the National Community Land Trust Network website.

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