The community led housing fund is intended to support projects that deliver community led, affordable homes for local people. Typically this means that projects are:
- led by a parish, or town council, a formal community group, or a community land trust
- engaged with the community at all stages of the project, including site identification
- working to deliver affordable homes for local people in partnership with a housing association, or self-build group
The homes developed must meet with the definition of 'affordable homes', as set out in the current National Planning Policy Framework.
Grants are available for community consultation and engagement, set up costs for a Community Land Trust or Housing Co-op and as a contribution to some capital costs of development alongside other grants and loans.
An early discussion with the Enabling Team is recommended.
Applications must be made with the knowledge of the local town and parish councils, or community based organisations, such as a community land trust, or a housing co-operative.
If the Housing Enabling Team is not already working with you, please get in touch for further advice and guidance.
The fund will close on 31 March 2023.