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Funding Options

We have compiled various external finance options groups can take at every stage of their community-led housing project. Click on the logos to find out more about the external funding that is available. 


Funder Funding window  Stage Grants up to (£)

Nationwide Foundation

Nationwide Foundation logo


Applications for funding are now closed N/A 50000

Greggs Foundation - Local Communities Projects Fund

 Greggs Foundation Logo

Paused for 2020 Start up  2000

Power to Change - Bright Ideas Fund

Power to Change logo


August 2020 - September 2020

February 2021 - March 2021


Start up

Start up




National Lottery Awards for All England

 National Lottery community fund

 Ongoing  Start up  10000

Lloyds Bank Foundation 

 Lloyds Bank Foundation logo

Ongoing Core costs 100000

Power to Change - Homes in Community Hands

Power to Change logo

Currently Paused Site and Plan 15000 - 100000


For groups that have a relationship with, or partnering with a church might be eligible for:


Cinnamon Network - Cinnamon Project Lab                    

Cinnamon Network logo                                                                          

Funding window                                 

Now closed     



Grants up to (£)




Funder Funding window  Stage Loans up to (£) Typical Interest rate 

CAF Venturesome CLT Fund

 CAF logo

Ongoing Pre-planning 20000 - 60000  10% 

CAF Venturesome CLT Fund

CAF logo

Ongoing Development 200000 - 400000+ 7.50%

Ecology Building Society

Ecology building society logo

Ongoing Any  80% of property value 3.5 - 5.5%


Community Shares

This method of funding is only applicable to co-operative societies, community benefit societies and charitable benefit societies.


Community Shares logo


community shares booster programme logo              


This method of raising funds is an option to all groups. 

Crowdfunder logo

 Spacehive logo

Ethex logo


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