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Funding opportunities for new communities

This page outlines some of the key funding opportunities for new communities that are currently open for applications and relevant for new communities.

We will do our best to ensure that these are kept up to date, so please check this page regularly.

For more information about these opportunities, get in touch with Homes England or the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.

Last updated: 15/09/2020


Current funding opportunities include:

SectorName of the fundDepartment/ AgencyFurther informationTimescale
TransportGrant schemes for electric vehicle charging infrastructureOffice of Low Emission VehiclesGrants to support the wider use of electric and hybrid vehiclesVarious
Delivery Vehicles  New Development Corporation CompetitionMHCLGCapacity fund to generate innovative proposals for new business-backed development corporations and similar delivery modelsRolling basis
Housing   Home Building FundHomes EnglandAimed at private sector businesses to build new homes or prepare sites for developmentRolling basis
HousingAffordable Homes Programme 2021 to 2026Homes EnglandGrant funding to support the capital costs of developing affordable housing for rent or saleLaunch – 10 September 2020
Stakeholder engagement – September – November 2020
CME applications invited – anticipated before the end of 2020
Strategic Partnership proposals invited – anticipated by the start of 2021

Funding announcements

Below are some of the announcements from the Government relating to funding for new homes.

Name of the fundAnnouncementDepartment/AgencyWhereWhen
Land Release Fund (LRF) and the One Public Estate (OPE) programmeAdditional £30 million to help release surplus land for housing and support local economies to bounce back from the pandemic.Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local GovernmentSpeech at the Chartered Institute of Housing’s annual conference9th September
Funding for active travel £2 billion package to create new era for cycling and walking as part of £5 billion funding announced for cycling and buses in February Department for Transport GOV news 9th May 2020
Housing Infrastructure Fund£1.1 billion for nine different areas including Manchester, South Sunderland and South LancasterHM TreasuryBudget 2020March 2020
Affordable Homes Fund£12.2 billion for the Affordable Homes ProgrammeHM TreasuryBudget 2020March 2020
Garden Communities Funding*£6 million will be allocated to help new locally-led garden towns and villages progress plans to deliver up to 200,000 new homes.*An additional £1.9 million will be given to councils in England to support new neighbourhood plans. Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local GovernmentPress release MHCLG websiteJanuary 2020
Single Infrastructure Fund£10 billion to provide the roads, schools and GP surgeries needed to support new homesMinistry of Housing, Communities & Local Government2019 Conservative Manifesto2019