Community Right to Build is a new way for communities to deliver the development they want – be it homes, shops, businesses or facilities – where the benefits of the development will be retained by the community for the community. It is an alternative to a traditional application for planning permission. For further information about the Community Right to Build please go to the Department for Communities and Local Government’s website.
On May 30, Housing Minister Grant Shapps announced a funding programme to provide support for communities wishing to apply for an Order.
Community groups in England (outside Greater London) are invited to apply for a share of the £17.5m fund which is being made available to help groups to formally establish, build up their development proposals and submit a Community Right to Build Order. The funding is available until the end of March 2015.
Separate arrangements are in place for Greater London and are being overseen by the Greater London Authority (GLA). Applicants from within Greater London can email the GLA for further details at email@example.com
Any community group or parish council can seek to access the funding provided that they have constituted a formal organisation that meets certain basic standards. Community groups that are considering applying for a Community Right to Build Order are encouraged to first discuss their proposals with the Community Right to Build Support Hub Locality who can be contacted at:
Locality's website or telephone Locality on 0845 345 4564 between 09.30 – 12.30 week days.
Further details on how to apply and the requirements of the programme are detailed in our application guidance which is available to download from this website.
Community groups are required to submit applications for funding using our standard application form which is available to download from this website.
Completed applications should be returned the Homes and Communities Agency at firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively hard copies can be posted to the Agency at;
Community Right to Build funding applications
Homes and Communities Agency
149 Tottenham Court Road
London W1T 7BN
If you have any questions about apply for funding or about the fund in general please email us at email@example.com