The Homes in Community Hands programme provides support and grants to help community business groups progress projects that build or refurbish well-built, affordable and future-proof homes designed around the needs of local people.
We aim to use £4.2 million in revenue funding over the next three years to support the development of community led housing in England.
Funds will be mostly focused in:
Funds will also be available to genuinely innovative community-led housing projects anywhere in England.
We are focusing on community groups in the early stages of their community-led housing development to support the feasibility and pre-development work, leading up to submitting a planning application.
Our research has shown that is where funds are needed most to get projects moving.
Power to Change will award grants averaging £50,000 to community led housing projects that will create schemes that deliver a majority of permanently affordable homes for rent or sale to locally connected people.
These can be either as new-build housing or by refurbishing empty properties. Successful applicants will also receive advice and support from Community-Led Housing enablers.
Grants awarded through the programme can be used for the following