Government announces £60 million fund to support community-led housing

Not only will more houses get built as a result, this investment will also empower communities to take back control of their neighbourhoods.

Vidhya Alakeson

Chief Executive, Power to Change

“I warmly welcome the Government’s £60 million investment in community-led housing in 2018, and the same again in 2019 and 2020. At Power to Change we know from our work with housing providers that community-led housing can often meet the needs of local people, not just in terms of quality, environmental standards and genuine affordability, but also filling the gaps in small and difficult sites that are unattractive to larger scale developers.”

Today’s announcement by Alok Sharma, Minister of State for Housing, will provide a healthy boost to this important part of the economy. Not only will more houses get built as a result, this investment will also empower communities to take back control of their neighbourhoods. We know that well-run community businesses enhance skills, employment and general pride in an area; they also give a reason to stick around in what are some of the most deprived parts of the country.”

 

Power to Change is an independent trust, whose funding is used to strengthen community businesses across England. At a time when many parts of the UK face cuts, neglect and social problems, Power to Change helps local people come together to take control, and make sure their local areas survive and stay vibrant. Visit www.powertochange.org.uk