Community groups in Chelmsford are being encouraged to bid for funding to help provide affordable housing.
The City Council has been allocated over twenty thousand pounds – and now has double that available thanks to grants.
Possible projects include self-help housing, community land trusts and tenant-controlled property.
The money made available could be used in a number of ways, from covering construction costs to the administrative and legal costs of forming a community organisation. There is no limit to how much an organisation can apply for, within the total £41,135 available.
Funding will only be allocated to community-led affordable housing schemes which meet key criteria. For further information and to complete the application form, groups can visit www.chelmsford.gov.uk/communityhousing or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All applications will be assessed on merit before the Council decides on the allocation of the fund. If the fund is oversubscribed, the Council is more likely to support applications which can demonstrate high levels of community support and value for money.
The deadline to submit an application is 12pm on Friday 11 January 2019.