Housing

Grants to Support Vulnerable People in Need of Shelter & Housing (Cambridgeshire) 6th October 2021

Grants of between £2,500 and £10,000 are available to local charities and community groups and organisations supporting vulnerable people in Cambridgeshire who are in need of shelter and housing. The Cambridge Building Society Community Fund is available to charitable groups operating within a 15-mile radius of The Cambridge’s branch and store network which are supporting vulnerable people with their housing needs. This might include proje...

£300 Million Fund to Support the Development of New Homes (UK) 28th September 2021

The Housing Growth Partnership, established by Lloyds Banking Group and Homes England, has announced a new £300 million equity fund to support the development of 10,000 new homes by 2025. The funding will enable investment into larger housebuilding projects, with up to £10 million per investment available for projects with a development value of up to £75 million. The fund will offer support for the delivery of a wider range of housing proj...

£30 Million Waking Watch Relief Fund Now Open for Applications (England) 20th September 2021

The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government has announced that the Waking Watch Relief Fund has re-opened to applications using additional £5 million of funding. The fund is targeted at high-rise buildings with unsafe cladding and is designed to protect lease holders from the high cost of Waking Watches by providing funding for fire alarms. Responsibility for applying to the fund will rest with the Responsible Person (RP). Under...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available for Projects that Help the Homeless (UK) 16th September 2021

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...

New £4 Million Fund Launched to Increase Community-Led Affordable Housing (England) 27th August 2021

The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government has launched a new £4 million grant programme to increase community-led affordable housing. The Community Housing Fund Revenue Programme 2021 to 2022 will allow community-led housing groups in England (outside of the Greater London Authority area) to take responsibility for local housebuilding and help them to deliver housing that is affordable locally and remains under the control of th...

Support for the Homeless Charities and Hospices (England and Wales) 26th July 2021

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 5 years. The funding is being made ava...

£160 Million Fund to Improve the Energy Performance of Social Housing Stock (England) 23rd July 2021

Registered providers of social housing in England will be able to bid for funding to improve the energy performance of their social homes. The Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund will open to applications in autumn 2021 to upgrade ‘a significant amount’ of social housing stock, delivering warm, energy-efficient homes, reducing carbon emissions and fuel bills, tackling fuel poverty, and supporting green jobs. £160 million in funding will b...

New £10 Million Grant Scheme to Help People Struggling to Pay their Rent During the Covid-19 Pandemic (Wales) 13th July 2021

The Welsh Government is introducing a new £10 million grant scheme to help people struggling to pay their rent because of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Tenancy Hardship Grant is designed to support people living in private rented accommodation who have fallen behind on their rent by more than eight weeks between the 1st March 2020 and the 30th June 2021. The grant will be open to people who are not receiving housing-related benefits and have dev...

Funding to Improve Homes & Community Spaces (UK & Ireland) 15th June 2021

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to local charities across the UK & Ireland for projects that support people experiencing bad housing or homelessness, as well as community projects looking to improve their spaces. The B&Q Foundation provides funding to support people in need including those suffering financial hardship, sickness, disability, or other disadvantage or distress. The Foundation has previously awarded grants to charities rangi...

New Fund Launches to Give House-Building Power Back to Local People (England) 1st June 2021

A new housing fund has been launched, aiming to empower community groups to plan and build 1,000 affordable homes in communities across England. The fund, led by CAF Venturesome, the social investment arm of the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), is funded by a group of charities and benefactors including the Nationwide Foundation. The Community Led Housing Fund (CLH) is open for applications for loans, standby facilities and, in partnership with...

Social Housing Fuel Support Fund Goes Live (Scotland) 26th April 2021

An emergency fund for Scottish housing associations to help tenants who are struggling with the cost of their energy bills has gone live. Funded by the Scottish Government, the Scotland Social Housing Fuel Support Fund will enable housing associations to provide tenants with energy and cash vouchers, redeemable at Paypoint and Post Office locations. The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations is distributing £375,000 from the £2 million...

Funding to Support Rough Sleepers During the Winter (England) 13th April 2021

A £ million fund has been launched to enable small-to-medium homelessness charities, community and faith groups and voluntary sector organisations to provide winter services for people sleeping rough in 2021/22. The Homelessness Winter Transformation Fund will provide £1 million of capital and £2 million of revenue funding, and will be managed by Homeless Link in partnership with Housing Justice. A webinar to set out key information about...

Additional Funding for Green Home Upgrades (England) 30th March 2021

As part of the effort to make England’s homes greener and more energy efficient, the UK Government has announced an additional £300 million in funding for green home upgrades in lower income households. The additional funding will be delivered through both the Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery Scheme and Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund Demonstrator to support households with incomes under £30,000pa with energy efficiency impro...

Funding to Install Low Carbon Heating Solutions In Public Sector Estates (UK) 24th March 2021

Phase 2 of the UK Government’s Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme has been announced to support public sector organisations in tackling heat decarbonisation of their estates. £75 million in funding will be available to support projects which install low carbon heating solutions at sites using a fossil-fuelled heating system which is coming to the end of its useful life. Organisations including central government departments, emergency ser...

Homes England to Launch Bidding for Strategic Partnerships (England) 24th February 2021

Homes England has updated its strategic partnership programme, with not-for-profit registered providers, for-profit providers and developers, and local authorities amongst those able to bid for funding under the scheme to increase the delivery of affordable housing. The programme allows strategic partners to enter into a multi-year grant agreement with Homes England to deliver affordable housing rather than applying for funding on a scheme-by-...

Emergency Funding for Charities Financially Impacted by the Covid-19 Crisis (UK) 10th November 2020

Grants of up to £1,000 are available to small and medium-sized charities, CICs and registered societies in the UK which are struggling to manage the financial impact of Covid-19 either because of increased demand for their services or from loss of income. The Sylvia Waddilove Foundation UK - Covid-19 Emergency Fund will provide support to organisations which are in a critical position, and operating in one of the following categories: educati...

Funding to Deliver More Affordable Homes (London) 9th September 2020

Applications are invited for proposals for innovative ways to deliver more affordable homes in London. The Mayor of London’s Innovation Fund is seeking proposals from those using innovative ways to deliver more ‘genuinely affordable’ homes to Londoners on a similar level of affordability as London Affordable Rent, London Living Rent or London Shared Ownership. This is part of Homes for Londoners, which brings together the Mayor’s work...

Housing Charity Crisis Launches Emergency Grant (UK) 6th April 2020

Crisis has established an emergency grants fund to support local groups who are financially affected by additional demands on their resources and who have expanded their provision to meet the current needs of those experiencing homelessness across the UK. Local organisations and charities providing services to those experiencing homelessness can apply for grants of up to £5,000 for short-term responses to the coronavirus emergency; and grant...