Bins not been emptied? We do apologise, but due to changes to our waste collection services the crews are finding they are not able to make it to some properties on the right day. We are working to address this. If your bin hasn't been emptied, check our webpage to see if you live in an area we know about and, if so, please just leave your bin out. You do not need to report it to us. We are doing everything we can to return to your property in the following day or two. You can also find out more about the changes to our bin collections and check your bin day with our online calendar.
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:
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.
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.
Contact us if you would like any further information on the fund or help with applying.