HCA announces Traveller Pitch Funding allocations to 2015
Published date : 5 January 2012
Thirty-three housing associations, local authorities and other providers are set to deliver around 600 new traveller pitches, as the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) confirmed successful organisations for Traveller Pitch Funding today.
A total of £47m funding will be allocated to 71 projects around the country, and will support the provision of new traveller sites and new pitches on existing sites, as well as the improvement of existing pitches.
A further £13m remains available from the Traveller Pitch Funding Programme for additional allocations where schemes are progressed and are able to deliver, and provide good value for money. These will be operated on a rolling basis under which offers will be considered for their value for money, deliverability and meeting local need, as they are developed. Interested providers should contact their local HCA area office to discuss their proposals.
Deputy Chief Executive of the HCA, Richard Hill, said of the allocations:
“One of our key aims is to provide homes where people want to live, and the travelling community is a part of that. We are pleased therefore to be able to confirm the funding allocations for this spending period and we will be continuing to work closely with our local partners to deliver the best solutions for this community where they are most needed.”
The allocations by local authority and HCA operating area can be downloaded from the HCA website.
For more media information please contact Helen Stoddart in the HCA press office, 020 7874 8263 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes to Editors
The HCA took over delivery of the Gypsy and Traveller Sites Grant programme from DCLG in April 2009. Since then we’ve invested £16.3m in 26 schemes across the country, providing 88 new or additional pitches and 179 improved pitches.
The £47m funding announced today will fund a total of 617 new traveller pitches, and improve 167 existing ones.
The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) is the single, national housing and regeneration delivery agency for England. Our vision is to create opportunity for people to live in homes they can afford in places they want to live, by enabling local authorities and communities to deliver the ambition they have for their own areas.