The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has made £4 million available to award through grants to eligible community organisations in England.
The programme will help cover the revenue costs of projects that 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 towards submitting a planning application, submitting a capital funding bid, or getting started on site.
The pre-development work funded must be completed by the end of March 2022 so applications should be submitted as soon as possible to maximise the time available.
Eden District Council’s Housing and Health portfolio holder, Cllr. Judith Derbyshire, said: “It’s good news that more funding is becoming available to help these groups take their ambitions forward.
“I hope this encourages more groups to form and come forward to help those in housing need, and to keep their communities and businesses vibrant.”
To apply groups will need to fill in an eligibility checker as soon as possible at www.communityledhomes.org.uk Ideally, applications should be submitted by Thursday 30 September.