Support is available for community orgs bidding for the Empty Homes Community Grants Programme, from HACT and self-help-housing.org. Read the discussion from our live webinar that took place on 1 February.
Funding has been made available via DCLG for a £100m Empty Homes Programme and a significant element will be ring fenced specifically for community led housing organisations.
The programme will run from April 2012–March 2015 and provides an opportunity for community led organisations to gain access to housing, either by leasing empty properties from their owners or by acquiring them if finances permit.
HACT and Self-Help Housing.Org are running a capacity building programme aimed at ensuring as many community organisations as possible are able to bid for funding for their projects.
As part of this programme, we are running a series of Briefing Events, aimed at helping community-led organisations with bidding and securing allocations.