Close Waste collections

Find out more about the changes to our bin collections. You can also check your bin day with our online calendar and if we have missed collecting your waste, you can report it online.You can also find out how to report issues to us online such as if you haven't had a calendar or a new bin/box.


Easter waste collections and opening hours

In the week beginning, 22 April, all collections will be a day later with collections usually due on Friday 26 April being carried out on Saturday 27 April. Collections return to normal in the following week. Find out more.


Elections - May 2019

Find out more about the local elections on 2 May 2019, including how to register to vote, how to apply for a postal or proxy vote and who is standing for election. You can also see a full breakdown of the results in 2015. You can also find out about the European Parliament elections on 23 May 2019.

Community Housing Fund

What is the Community Housing Fund?

Funding is available from Allerdale Borough Council to support affordable community housing projects aimed at those finding it difficult to buy a home, such as first-time buyers. The new Government grant has been launched with a number of local authorities aims to tackle the issue of high levels of second homeownership in their communities. 

The Community Housing Fund covers various capital and revenue costs for projects:

  • Capital costs are one-off costs for example associated with building works, or building components, land or equipment that become capital assets. 
  • Revenue costs relate to ongoing running costs which may be items of expenditure such as heat, light, rent, wages or insurance.

Who can apply?

Grants can be used to support community-led, non-profit making organisations with social aims to deliver affordable community housing. This includes Community Land Trusts, groups interested in self-build or custom build and community groups interested in delivering affordable housing. The fund will focus on areas in Allerdale where the percentage of second homes are highest.

Full details of the grant, including eligibility criteria and examples of projects that may receive support can be found in the information and guidance document, which can be downloaded below:

Download the Community Housing Fund information and guidance

How do I apply?

To apply for a grant, simply download and complete the application form below, then upload it to our online grants portal at the bottom of the page. Please be sure to use the information and guidance document available from the downloads section to help with your application.

Download the Community Housing Fund application form

You must agree to the Council's Terms & Conditions when applying for a grant. As part of the fund agreement, you must complete a monitoring form to provide feedback throughout the project to ensure all the necessary work is being carried out. A copy of this can also downloaded below.

Download the Community Housing Fund monitoring form

Contact us if you would like any further information on the fund or help with applying.


Community Led Housing Fund Application