Power to Change 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. Successful applicants will also receive advice and support from Community-Led Housing enablers.
Grants awarded through the programme can be used for the following
- Feasibility work to assess the viability of a site or buildings for development
- Pre-development costs to develop plans, leading to submitting a planning application (if required)
- Post-planning costs for work to get your project ready to start on site