Over £50m now allocated to Self-Help Housing Organisations

July 24, 2013 by  
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Following the final announcement, in July, of the 2nd Round of DCLG Empty Homes Community Grants Programme funding, it means that over £50m has now been allocated to 110 largely community led self-help housing organations throughout England. Nearly £30m was allocated in Round 1 during 2012 and a further £30m+ has been alocated in Round 2.
“This represents a huge step forward for many of these organisations” said Jon Fitzmaurice. ” until the advent of this programme government funding for housing was pretty much restricted, via the HCA, to a small number of large housing providers. This has opened up the field to small local organisations and made it posible to secure funding to lease or acquire empty street properties – which is very similar how many housing associations started out”.


Nationwide Empty Homes Programme Goes Live

May 7, 2013 by  
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The Nationwide Foundation is offering grants and social investments to organisations which are bringing empty properties into use for people in need. Applications for grants and social investments of between £15,000 and £140,000 are invited between 1 May and 30 June 2013.

Priority will be given to schemes including one or more of the following:
• Projects which are financially sustainable, or which are working towards financial sustainability
• Projects incorporating training for NEETS and others who are out of work or low skilled
• Live / work schemes
• Environmentally friendly practices
• Asset transfer

Funding for the following costs can be applied for:
• The costs of refurbishment, including a fair contribution towards organisational core costs where this is required to bring empty properties into use as homes for people in need.
• Legal and other such costs associated with obtaining the empty properties (including landlord negotiation and asset transfer).

http://www.nationwidefoundation.org.uk/emptyhomes.asp For more information


Nationwide Foundation Announces Grants For Bringing Empty Property Into Use

April 11, 2013 by  
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The Nationwide Foundation have just announced their new grants programme. One of the funding streams is specifically around empty property.
You can find details here: www.nationwidefoundation.org.uk
Bidding is open from 1st May 2013 – 30th June 2013


New Round Of Bidding Opens For Community Grants Programme

January 8, 2013 by  
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A new round of bidding for funding under the Empty Homes Community Grants Programme has just commenced.
Details of round 2 of The Community Grants Programme can be found in the Empty Homes Grants Programme section on this website and details of how to bid can be found here


Habitat For Humanity Creating Homes In Dagenham

December 1, 2012 by  
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Habitat for Humanity are working on a property, that has been abandoned for ten years,
with funding from the Community Grants Programme to create new homes in Dagenham
Read more here….


Co-alition Announces More Funding For Tackling Empty Property

September 12, 2012 by  
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The Co-alition made an announcement on 5th September concerning the extra resources that they’re going to put into housing and this included a commitment to invest further money in bringing empty homes back into use.

“The need for affordable housing remains high……we also intend to extend our successful refurbishment programme to bring an additional 5,000 existing empty homes back into use. “.

To date there aren’t any further details, but we understand that this is may include an element of further funding, via the Community Grants Programme, for community led self-help organisations.

Whatever the case, it will take some time for the arrangements to be finalised. Details will appear here once more information becomes available.


DCLG Announce Community Grants Programme

May 31, 2012 by  
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Andrew Stunell MP has this week announced that 79 community organisations will receive £25.8m to bring  empty properties back into use.

Details of exactly which organisations are to receive funding are expected to be published by DCLG in June.

Read Andrew Stunell’s press release here



Community Grants Programme Now Closed

April 27, 2012 by  
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Bidding for the Community Grants Programme closed on 17th April. 

Tribal, who are managing the programme,  report that there were 150 bids for the £30m programme and allocations are expected to be announced in June.  

Discussions are currently taking place around what help and assistance Self-Help-Housing will be able to give to organisations  which have been awarded  grants  and also to those who were unsuccessful.  Details of this will appear in due course.


Bidding For Empty Homes Community Grants Programme – On Line Assistance

March 16, 2012 by  
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If you’re going to bid for funding under the Empty Homes Community Grants Programme, then you should find useful, the documents that we’ve now produced to assist with bidding and with completing the Tribal application form.

 They appear on the Empty Homes Grant Programme pages under in the Community Grants Bidding section. Read the Introduction to understand what’s there and the Guidance for tips on completing the application form.     

Bidding closes on 17th April 2012



HCA Announce Empty Homes Allocations For £70m Programme

March 6, 2012 by  
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5th March 2012

The HCA have announced their allocations to registered providers which bid for funding, earlier this year, from the £70m Empty Homes Programme.  

Read Andrew Stunell’s Press Release announcing the allocations via the DCLG website here:http://www.communities.gov.uk/news/corporate/2099450

  A number of small community led  housing organisations around the country bid in partnership with registered housing associations and will benefit from these allocations.  

Meanwhile, bidding for the £30m Community Grants Programme remains open until 17th April 2012.    



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