Phase II of the Community Housing Fund has been launched, making some £163M available to communities across England who will create community led affordable housing schemes across England.
Phase I of the fund, which launched in July, supports applications for capacity building, pre-development revenue funding and capital funding for local infrastructure projects. While Phase II is open to eligible organisations to bid for capital grants to fund the costs of acquiring land and building community-led housing schemes.
The fund aims to give local people a leading and lasting role in delivering local affordable housing.
Jackie Jacob, General Manager for Housing Programmes, at Homes England said: “Community-led housing is about giving local people the lead to solve local housing problems and provide affordable homes in their communities.
“At Homes England, we’re committed to increasing the supply of affordable housing where it’s most needed. It’s great to make funding available for community groups across England to transform how the homes are delivered locally.” Bidding is open to a range of organisations. Both Local authorities and Registered Providers may apply on behalf of community groups to support them through this process.”
Bidding for both phases is now open on a Continuous Market Engagement basis via the Homes England Portal.