Community Housing Fund Phase 2 launched

£163m of affordable housing funding is now available to communities across England, after Phase Two of the Community Housing Fund was launched on 17 September.

Phase One of the fund launched in July, and like Phase 2, it has been launched to support applications for “capacity building,” pre-development revenue funding, and capital funding for local infrastructure projects.

Phase Two bidding is now open to eligible organisations seeking capital grants to fund the costs of acquiring land and building community-led housing schemes.

Bidding is open to a range of organisations. Local authorities and registered providers may apply on behalf of community groups to support them through this process.

Both phases are now open for bidding on what is described as a “continuous market engagement” basis via the Homes England Portal.