Housing

Funding to Help Fuel Poor Households Heat Their Homes (England, Scotland & Wales) 4th December 2019

The Warm Homes Fund has re-opened for applications. The Warm Homes Fund is a £150 million grant scheme funded by the National Grid and administered by Affordable Warmth Solutions (AWS). The fund aims to help make households warmer, healthier and cheaper to heat. The Fund provides capital funding for the installation of affordable heating solutions in fuel poor households who do not use mains gas as their primary heating fuel. This funding ro...

Civic Innovation Challenge Opens for Applications (London) 21st November 2019

Applications are now open for the 2019 Civic Innovation Challenge. This challenge, which was developed and delivered by the Social Tech Trust in partnership with the Mayor of London. brings together tech startups, leading organisations and London communities to co-create innovative solutions to complex social challenges. Now in its second year, the Civic Innovation challenge is seeking solutions to countering violent extremism online; helping...

Homes in Community Hands: Funding Programme Opens for Applications (England) 15th November 2019

Community groups have the opportunity to apply for funding to help them to take forward innovative community led housing projects. Grants are available to build or refurbish well-built, affordable and future-proof homes designed around the needs of local people. A total of £4.2 million is available as revenue grants over the next three years (up to 2021). The average grant will be £50,000. Small amounts of capital funding averaging around £...

TDS Charitable Foundation (UK) 25th October 2019

Charitable organisations including housing associations and community interest companies (CIC's) can apply for funding of up to £10,000 for projects that will help to educate inexperienced landlords about the obligations of being a private landlord and which will help educate tenants about their rights and responsibilities. The funding is being made available through the TDS Charitable Foundation and the closing date for applications is 5pm o...

Community Led Homes Start-Up Support Programme (England) 24th October 2019

Up to £10,000 of revenue funding is available to early stage voluntary and community organisations exploring community led housing England. The aim is to help groups of local people to develop their own community led housing solutions and become ready to apply for further pre-development revenue grants from other programmes. Seed corn grants of up to £4,000 or support grants of up to £6,000 are available depending on the stage of developmen...

Phase Two of the Community Housing Fund Opens for Applications (England excl. London) 22nd October 2019

Homes England has announced that Phase Two of the Community Housing Fund is open for applications until the 31st December 2019.  The fund is making £163m available for affordable homes across England.  Eligible applicants include community-led groups that want to deliver new affordable housing schemes. Local authorities and registered housing providers may apply on behalf of community groups to support them through this process. Phase Two b...

Nationwide Building Society Community Grants (England) 22nd October 2019

Charities and other local organisations in the South West, South East, London, Central and East of England can apply for grants of up to £50,000 for projects to address local housing issues. Support is available for housing projects that seek to help the most vulnerable; for example, helping people to keep their homes in difficult times; or working to ensure people thrive within their home environment. Projects that have previously been suppo...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available for Projects that Help the Homeless (UK) 20th September 2019

Homeless charities can apply for capital grants of up to £5,000 for projects that aim to help homeless people return to the community and enabling them to resume a normal life.  Typically, such organisations may operate small or medium-sized residential or training facilities to assist homeless people. To be eligible to apply, the charity must have an annual turnover of under £1million and with ‘unrestricted reserves’ of under six mo...

Sovereign Launches £60,000 Fund in Partnership with The Good Exchange (South East and South West England) 6th September 2019

Not-for-profit online matching platform The Good Exchange has partnered with Sovereign, one of the largest housing associations in the UK, to launch a new £60,000 fund for community investment across the south of England. Communities and charities in Hampshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Dorset, Devon, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and the Isle of Wight - located within a 3 mile radius of the areas where Sovereign has homes - are encouraged to appl...

Grants of up to £400,000 Available to Organisation Delivering Housing First Services (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) 5th September 2019

Organisations currently delivering or planning to deliver Housing First services in England, Wales and Northern Ireland can apply for grants of between £200,000 and £400,000 to make their services more effective and sustainable. The Housing First Programme is a grants programme that offers stable, affordable housing alongside ongoing, intensive person-centred support to enable people to keep their housing and avoid returning to homelessness...

Funding Available to Provide Move-On Accommodation for Rough Sleepers and Victims of Domestic Abuse (England excl. London) 11th June 2019

As part of its Rough Sleeping Strategy, the Government has made available a £50 million fund to free up hostel spaces by increasing the availability of affordable or second stage housing, for rough sleepers, those in hostel accommodation, and victims of domestic abuse currently living in refuges. The fund will provide capital grants contributing towards the costs of developing move-on accommodation for these groups. Revenue funding will also...

New Funding to Help Charities Build Homes for Vulnerable People and Families (UK) 10th June 2019

A new fund has been launched to help charities build homes for vulnerable people and their families. The aim is to support 30 organisations to house 10,000 people over the next 10 years through long-term, flexible loans and quasi-equity investments ranging from £250,000 to £2 million. The first investment has been awarded to Hull Women’s Network to enable them to create safe homes for women and children fleeing violence and abuse. Pre-appl...

New £8.5 million Fund to Help Communities Deliver Discounted Homes (England) 14th May 2019

A multi-million-pound support package to deliver thousands of discounted homes has been launched by the Government. Volunteer groups will be able to apply for between £10,000 and £50,000 to help identify suitable sites for discounted homes, get planning permission for them and to provide other technical support. Further free specialist advice and guidance will also be made available for those who participate in the pilot. The government will...

Local Housing Project Grant Scheme (UK various) 8th May 2019

Local housing projects, including charities and other local organisations, that support the most vulnerable and seek to find new approaches to increase the supply of housing or reinvent renting for both tenants and landlords will soon be able to apply for a grant of up to £50,000. The Nationwide Community Grant scheme opens for applications in June 2019 for projects in Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, North West & North Midlands, West of En...

Support for the Homeless Charities and Hospices (England and Wales) 18th April 2019

Homeless and Hospice charities can apply for support to help improve their buildings. The support takes the form of grants, free building materials and specialist advice such as, architects, quantity surveyors, project managers and specialist engineers. To be eligible for support organisations must be registered charities, have legal hold on the building in question, either freehold or lease for at least 10 years. The funding is being made av...

£6 million Funding Boost for Community Home Building (England) 21st February 2019

A £6 million funding boost for affordable homes has been announced that aims to make it easier for communities to access support for building community-led homes. Available to local groups across England, the Community Led Homes Programme will be managed by 4 leading housing charities and provide funding of up to £10,000 to cover start-up costs such as legal fees. Part of the funding will be applied to a support programme to provide technica...