Wyre Council awarded funding to support community led housingPublished Thursday, 03 January 2019
Wyre Council has been awarded £370,000 to support community led housing and is asking local people to register their interest in the scheme.
The fund is available for community organisations, registered providers (also known as housing associations) and community focussed private developers. Whether you are an existing community group or simply an individual or groups of friends who have an interest in community housing, Wyre Council are urging you to register your interest and find out more about the scheme.
Community-led housing is about local people playing a leading and lasting role in solving local housing problems by designing, developing and/or managing genuine affordable homes. The funding can help support capacity building for existing and potential community groups in the borough. It can also support pre-construction design and site preparation works, and acquisition of sites and construction costs.
There are many benefits associated with community led housing including the chance to provide affordable housing in your area, the renovation of derelict, vacant or under-used properties, the creation of eco-sensitive ‘low-impact’ homes and the mean to expand skills and employment.
Please note the deadline for expressions of interest is Friday 8 February 2019.