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:


Name of the fund

Department/ Agency

Further information



Grant schemes for electric vehicle charging infrastructure

Office of Low Emission Vehicles

Grants to support the wider use of electric and hybrid vehicles


Delivery Vehicles  

New Development Corporation Competition


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

Rolling basis


Home Building Fund

Homes England

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

Rolling basis


Affordable Homes Programme 2021 to 2026

Homes England

Grant funding to support the capital costs of developing affordable housing for rent or sale

Launch – 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 fund





Land Release Fund (LRF) and the One Public Estate (OPE) programme

Additional £30 million to help release surplus land for housing and support local economies to bounce back from the pandemic.

Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government

Speech at the Chartered Institute of Housing's annual conference

9th 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 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