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Community Housing Fund: the countdown is on to apply!

10 September 2021

The deadline is fast approaching to apply for the next stage of the Community Housing Fund.

Last month the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) officially announced Community Housing Fund Revenue Programme 2021-22. This next stage of the fund will provide an additional £4 million of revenue funding for community-led housing groups.

This will provide revenue grants to cover the costs of project-specific pre-development activities. You can read more about who the Fund is aimed at and the eligibility in the Community-Led Homes Prospectus.

Groups are required to complete the online eligibility checker before they can complete the online application form, and the deadline to complete this check is 20th September.

There is also a webinar for applicants where you will have the opportunity to ask any questions about applying for the Community Housing Fund on 16th September at 10.30am. Groups can sign up here.

We encourage all CLH groups to apply as soon as possible as the grant must be spent by March 2022.

Even if your group is newly formed or is in the early stages of a project, we encourage you to make the application to show the MHCLG that there is real demand for funding and a pipeline of projects.

If you would like to discuss any aspect of this article further, please contact Laurel SleetLaura Moss or any other member of the community-led housing team on 0113 244 6100.

You can also keep up to date by following Wrigleys charities team on Twitter here and sign up to receive our dedicated community-led housing newsletter here.

The information in this article is necessarily of a general nature. Specific advice should be sought for specific situations. If you have any queries or need any legal advice please feel free to contact Wrigleys Solicitors.

 

 

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Laurel Sleet

Solicitor
Leeds

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Laura Moss

Partner
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