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: 28/09/2023
Current funding opportunities include:
|Sector||Name of the fund||Department/ Agency||Further information||Timescale|
|Transport||Grant schemes for electric vehicle charging infrastructure||Office of Zero Emission Vehicles||Grants to support the wider use of electric and hybrid vehicles||Various|
|Housing||Home Building Fund||Homes England||Aimed at private sector businesses to build new homes or prepare sites for development||Rolling basis|
|Housing||Levelling Up Home Building Fund||Homes England||Fund providing loans to support small and medium size enterprises and housebuilders.||Rolling basis|
|Housing||Affordable Homes Programme 2021 to 2026||Homes England||Grant funding to support the capital costs of developing affordable housing for rent or sale||Funding decisions will be made on a regular basis up until the end of March 2025.|
Below are some of the announcements from the Government relating to funding for new homes.
|Name of the fund||Announcement||Department/Agency||Where||When|
|Newstead SME Real Estate Lending Fund (RELF)||Homes England and partners have contributed £80 million to the fund. The fund aims to support SME housebuilders.||Homes England||GOV News||23rd May 2023|
|The Digital Planning Programme||DLUHC announced 15 councils had been awarded a total of £3.2 million, as part of their scheme to help digitalise the planning system||Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities||GOV Blogs||23 March 2023|
|Garden Communities Funding||The Government announced £15 million of funding for it’s Garden Communities Programme, bringing the schemes total funding to £69 million.||Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities||GOV News||21st May 2022|
|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||2019|