There are a number of funding routes available to support communities trying to develop affordable housing in their areas. Some examples are listed below, however if you want to find out more please don’t hesitate to contact Our Team
for an informal discussion.
Rural and Islands Housing Funds
The funds aim to increase the supply of affordable housing of all tenures in rural Scotland. The fund is open to a wide range of applicants and has two main parts:
- A main fund that offers capital support (grants and loans) for direct provision of new affordable housing, and refurbishment of existing empty properties
- A small fund that contributes to feasibility studies
To find out more, go to: https://www.gov.scot/policies/more-homes/rural-housing-fund/
Scottish Land Fund
Offers grants of up to £1 million to help communities take ownership of the land and buildings that matter to them, as well as practical support to develop projects
To find out more, go to: www.gov.scot/policies/land-reform/scottish-land-fund/
Community & Renewable Energy Scheme
The fund aims to support and grow community and local energy projects throughout Scotland, as well as aiming for a considerable increase in the number of shared ownership installations across the country
To find out more, go to: www.gov.scot/policies/renewable-and-low-carbon-energy/local-and-small-scale-renewables/#cares
Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme (LCITP)
The Programme aims to support the development of substantive private, public and community low-carbon projects across Scotland through the provision of development support, expert advice and funding.
To find out more, go to: www.hie.co.uk/community-support/community-energy/low-carbon-infrastructure-transition-fund–lcitp.html
The Robertson Trust
Strengthening Communities – recognises the value of building on local assets and wish to support organisations and communities which come together to create meaningful, sustainable solutions to address local need.
To find out more, go to: www.therobertsontrust.org.uk/what-we-fund/our-funding-strands/strengthening-communities
Nationwide Community Grants
Local houisng organisations with housing solutions can apply for grants up to £50,000
To find out more, go to: www.nationwide.co.uk/about/why-choose-nationwide/social-investment/community-grants/overview