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: 04/05/2020

Current funding opportunities include:

Sector

Name of the fund

Department/ Agency

Further information

Timescale

Transport

Grant schemes for electric vehicle charging infrastructure

Office of Low Emission Vehicles

Grants to support the wider use of electric and hybrid vehicles

Various

Transport

Rural mobility fund

Department for Transport

Funding to trial on-demand bus services in rural or suburban areas

Expression of interest by 4th June 2020

Transport

New Stations Fund

Network Rail

Supporting the development of new stations and restoration of old station sites. – Network Rail

Submission date 5th June 2020

Delivery Vehicles  

New Development Corporation Competition

MHCLG

Capacity fund to generate innovative proposals for new business-backed development corporations and similar delivery models

Rolling basis

Housing   

Home Building Fund

Homes England

Aimed at private sector businesses to build new homes or prepare sites for development

Rolling basis

Energy

Heat Networks Investment Project

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Capital funding to set up a heat network

Pre-application deadline: 3rd June 2020

Funding announcements

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

Name of the fund

Announcement

Department/Agency

Where

When

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 Lancaster

HM Treasury

Budget 2020

March 2020

Affordable Homes Fund

£12.2 billion for the Affordable Homes Programme

HM Treasury

Budget 2020

March 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 Government

Press release MHCLG website

January 2020

Single Infrastructure Fund

£10 billion to provide the roads, schools and GP surgeries needed to support new homes

Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government

2019 Conservative Manifesto

2019