Community led housing



We have funding available to help local communities deliver Community Led Housing

We have successfully secured £383,509 for 'Community Led Housing' in Derbyshire Dales.

Community Led Housing is housing provided for the benefit of the local community. Properties will generally be affordable rent, low cost home ownership or shared ownership. These properties must be affordable and can be owned by the community or a Housing Association.

Our Rural Housing Enabler can provide advice, guidance and assistance to the community to bring forward Community Led Housing Schemes.

We can help provide funding towards start-up costs involved with setting up a Community Led Scheme and we can also provide grants or loans towards the cost of the development.


Register your interest

If you think Community Led Housing is needed in your area, register your interest in Community Led Housing by completing and returning the form below.

Download the Register of Interest Form here.


How do I apply?

To apply for a grant, complete and return the form below. Please be sure to use the information and guidance document which is also available below.

Download Community Housing Fund Application Form here.

Download Community Housing Fund Guidance for Application Form here.


Community-led Homes

For training, funding and practical support to community led housing groups please also see the new Community Led Homes website .

Three new grants have been announced (at February 2019) as follows and further information is available on their website.

1.  Community-led Homes Start-up Support Programme: up to £10,000 revenue funding is available for early stage voluntary and community organisations exploring community-led housing. Al funding must be committed by March 2020. 

2.  Community-led homes – becoming a Registered Provider / Investment Partner: aims to help community-led organisations progressing community-led projects to gain the support and funding they require to become a Registered Provider (RP) with the Regulator of Social Housing and/or an Investment Partner (IP) with Homes England. Up to £10,000 is available with applications accepted until mid-February 2020 or until all funding is committed, whichever is the sooner.

3.  Homes in Community Hands Programme: operated by Power to Change, this programme will award grants averaging £50,000 to community led housing projects that will create schemes that deliver a majority of permanently affordable homes for rent or sale to locally connected people. These can be either as new build housing or by refurbishing empty properties. Funds will be largely focussed in Leeds City Region, Liverpool City Region, Tees Valley City Region, the West of England and the West Midlands.  Funds will also be available to genuinely innovative community led housing projects anywhere in England. Funding must be committed by December 2021.