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NFDC Update July 2021

New Forest District Council

  • Coronavirus restrictions change from 19 July
  • Face coverings
  • COVID-19 vaccines
  • Self-isolation from 16 August
  • Annual canvass starts soon
  • Christchurch Bay coastal plan
  • Do you get housing benefit or council tax reduction?
  • Can you share the New Forest code?

We are sending emails like this one to residents of the New Forest with information about our services, and updates as we respond to coronavirus (COVID-19).
You can unsubscribe at any time – see the end of this email.

Coronavirus restrictions change from 19 July

This evening Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed Step 4 of the government’s easing of covid restrictions will begin on Monday 19 July, asking us all to make cautious and gradual changes to how we behave.

There are rising cases but the review of the latest data, including how many people have had the vaccine, mean that the four tests to lifting restrictions have been met. And, although there is never a perfect time to lift restrictions, the summer gives an opportunity with lower risks, if we all exercise caution and take personal responsibility.

Therefore, on 19 July, most legal restrictions will end, removing social distancing and social contact restrictions and enabling remaining businesses to reopen. By then all adults will have been offered a first dose of the vaccine and two-thirds will have had both doses.

From 19 July government will lift the remaining COVID-19 restrictions in England including:

  • the end of the one metre plus rule on social distancing
  • it will no longer be a legal requirement to wear face coverings in any setting, including on public transport, although guidance will suggest where you might choose to do so (Please see face coverings section in his email)
  • there will be no limits on the number of people you can meet
  • there will be no limits on the number of people who can attend life events, like weddings and funerals – and no restrictions on communal worship and singing
  • legal requirements on how businesses operate will be removed and all businesses will be able to reopen
  • the cap on named care home visitor numbers will be lifted
  • there will be no COVID-19 certificates required as a condition of entry to any venue or event, although businesses and events can make use of certification
  • the vaccine dose interval for under-40s will be reduced from 12 to eight weeks, so that everyone over-18 should be fully vaccinated by mid-September
  • plans to offer the most vulnerable to COVID-19 a booster vaccination from September 2021

Guidance will be published this week for individuals, businesses, and for those who are clinically extremely vulnerable, on how to reduce risk through practising key behaviours.
Businesses are being asked to plan any return to offices gradually.

The changes later this month do not mark the end of the pandemic, it is not a return to normal and we all need to act carefully, by:

  • minimising the number, duration, and proximity of social contacts
  • getting a test if you have symptoms
  • isolating if testing positive or contacted by NHS test and trace
  • continuing to wear a wear a face covering in enclosed spaces where you come into contact with those you don’t normally meet, such as on public transport

In September government will review and decide whether to continue or strengthen public and business guidance as we approach the winter.

For the most up to date information and advice see

Face coverings

In most places in England, like shops, public transport and other enclosed public spaces, you won’t be legally required to wear a face covering from 19 July.

Wearing a face covering will instead be a matter of personal responsibility.

This means there will be an expectation for people to wear masks in places such as:

  • crowded indoor places
  • where people are close together
  • if asked by businesses or companies, for example when travelling
  • if someone else is uncomfortable, as a courtesy

There will still be exemptions for people who are unable to wear a face covering.

Coronavirus spreads more easily indoors where people are in close proximity. Continuing to wear a face covering over the mouth and nose, as well as regular hand washing, reduces the spread of coronavirus droplets which means you will be protecting other people.

COVID-19 vaccines

Anyone aged 18 or over can book their vaccination online:
or by calling 119 or contacting their GP.

Having a COVID-19 vaccine is the best and safest way to protect yourself and those around you against a devastating disease, as well as protecting your body and mind against any long-term side effects of COVID-19.

Walk-in clinics are being arranged with no need to book in advance. This website, updated frequently, lists the sites you can get a vaccination without an appointment:

Self-isolation from 16 August

From 16 August, if you have had both doses of the coronavirus vaccine or are under 18 years of age, you will no longer need to self-isolate if you are identified as a close contact of someone with COVID-19.

Those not fully vaccinated will still need to isolate if they are contacts, and everyone will still have to isolate if they test positive, to protect themselves and others.

The NHS COVID-19 app will update in August in line with the new guidance on self-isolation for close contacts.

Read more:

Annual canvass starts soon

Every year we contact households so you can make sure your electoral registration details are up to date.

This yearly task, required by law, is helped by people who respond online as soon as they receive the information.

We may contact you by email, by post and as a last resort in person, at your door:

  • If we have an email address for you as part of the register, we will send you an email starting from 21 July. The email will guide you on how to respond using your access codes online. The email address we will contact you from will be This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (please note you cannot send messages to this email address)
  • If we do not hold an email for you or you have chosen to opt out of being contacted by email for electoral registration purposes, we will send you a letter in the post in August. The letter will be on New Forest District Council headed paper.

If you are not registered to vote you can go to

Although everyone is contacted, we know it is recent house movers who may not be registered with the correct information so please look out for the information from us.

If you have any questions please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call on 023 8028 5445

Christchurch Bay coastal plan

Our coastal team, along with BCP Council, is working on a new 100-year plan to identify work needed to protect the Christchurch Bay area:

  • Christchurch Harbour
  • Mudeford Sandbank
  • Christchurch beaches and cliffs
  • Naish Cliff and Barton-on-sea
  • Hordle Cliff and Milford-on-sea

To find out about the plan, join an online event on Wednesday 14 July from 7 to 8:15pm, or Thursday 15 July from 12:45 to 2pm.
Register at:

Perhaps you have photos of this stretch of coast from years ago? You can share them, and add comments, on an interactive map for others to see. A survey also runs until 15 August 2021.

Read more, take part in the survey, and add your images at

Do you get housing benefit or council tax reduction?

If your circumstances change, like:

  • how much you earn
  • your savings
  • your address
  • who lives in the same property with you
    it could affect your benefits – so don’t forget to tell us about it.

Read what changes in circumstances you need to tell us about and how at

Can you share the New Forest code?

Please share the New Forest code to help protect local wildlife and the Forest’s free-roaming animals.

The code is now available in an online toolkit for anyone to download and share, perhaps on social media, or websites, in windows, reception areas, or on noticeboards

To view current job vacancies with us, see (You can search on key words but to see all jobs, go to the end of the webpage and just select ‘search’)

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The Workplace Cycle Parking Grant and E-Bike (Electric Bike) Loan scheme

Hampshire businesses set to benefit from funding for cycle storage facilities and electric bikes

Hampshire County Council has approved a new grant scheme to encourage organisations and businesses across the county to promote cycling as an alternative and environmentally friendly way to get to work

 The Workplace Cycle Parking Grant and E-Bike (Electric Bike) Loan scheme was approved by Councillor Russell Oppenheimer, the County Council’s Executive Member for Highways Operations, at a recent decision day meeting (17 June 2021).

Councillor Oppenheimer said: “I think this is a great scheme. It will enable businesses to apply for a grant that can be used to provide cycle storage and encourage sustainable travel. Offering businesses an opportunity to loan e-bikes to their employees will make it easier and affordable for more people to take up cycling.” 

£150,000 has been allocated for the grant scheme which has come from the Department for Transport’s £3.28 million Active Travel Fund. From July 2021, organisations and businesses will be able to apply for either a Workplace Cycle Parking Grant, or an E-Bike Loan for one year. 

Councillor Oppenheimer added: “Since the pandemic began, we have seen more and more people cycling as their preferred means of travel to work and for leisure. We would like to encourage this continuing trend both for the health and wellbeing advantages and for the clear environmental benefits in reducing the number of cars on the road. This will make a big contribution in helping to realise our ambition for the county to become Carbon Neutral by 2050.”

Organisations that will be able apply for a Workplace Cycle Grant or E-bike loan are:
• Individual organisations;
• Groups of two or more organisations e.g., a retail park;
• NHS and other health care providers;
• Schools, colleges, and other educational providers;
• Charities and community interest companies;
• Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprises; and
• Limited companies.

NFDC update 25th May 2021

New Forest District Council



  • Chief executive announces retirement
  • Council public meetings
  • Bank holiday opening times
  • Look out for the New Forest this bank holiday weekend
  • Thinking of having a bonfire?
  • Extra care housing
  • Vaccine booster study
  • Ventilate indoor spaces to help stop the spread
  • Scam awareness

We are sending emails like this one to residents of the New Forest with information about our services, and updates as we respond to coronavirus (COVID-19).
You can unsubscribe at any time – see the end of this email.

Chief executive announces retirement

New Forest District Council’s chief executive Bob Jackson has announced his retirement.

Mr Jackson will leave the authority on 13 August 2021, after a 44-year career in local government, 13 years of which have been at NFDC with six years as our chief executive.

Council Leader Cllr Edward Heron said, “I am hugely grateful to Bob for all he has done in his role for us here at the district council. A challenging position in the world of local government, and never more so than during the past year. As chief executive he has calmly and astutely managed the authority through some high-level projects in his time with us, and his pragmatic approach will be missed by colleagues and councillors alike”.

There is an established process for considering recruitment to chief executive positions. It is likely that a proposed way forward will go to Council who meet on 21 June.

Council public meetings

In line with government legislation, our public meetings have now reverted to in-person rather than online.

We will continue to live stream the audio of meetings so that anyone interested in listening to the debate can continue to do so. This will also reduce the number of people attending and limit the risk of spreading coronavirus.

If you would like to listen to the live audio of our public meetings you can do so on our YouTube channel starting from our meeting of Cabinet next week on Wednesday 2 June at 10am.

If any topic relies on a visual presentation, this will be added to the screen.

Cabinet meeting agenda:

Since May last year, our meetings have been viewed almost 9,000 times with an average of 119 of you viewing each meeting.

Bank holiday opening times

Monday 31 May is a bank holiday.

Look out for the New Forest this bank holiday weekend

Thank you for being considerate this bank holiday, and helping to keep our outdoor spaces pleasant and safe for everyone to enjoy.

  • use the bins, or if they’re full, take your rubbish home
  • don’t have fires or BBQs in public places – Hampshire Fire and Rescue are asking that you have a picnic rather than a BBQ
  • follow coronavirus restrictions and 2m social distancing guidelines from people outside your household or bubble
  • park in car parks, not on verges or across gates, where you could cause damage or block emergency access
  • look out for animals, there are lots of foals on Forest roads now, add extra time to your journey and reduce your speed
  • when you visit the National Park, be forest friendly and always follow the New Forest Code, available at

National Parks UK is also encouraging those visiting National Parks to take their litter home with them. A number of television adverts will air, as well as videos on YouTube and on the top 500 websites used by the 18-25 age group, who have been identified by National Parks UK as those who are least aware of the Countryside Code. For more information, visit National Parks UK’s website

Thinking of having a bonfire?

Protect your health and environment; please think twice before having a bonfire.

Bonfires contribute to poor local air pollution and can be a nuisance to your neighbours and community.

Before lighting a bonfire please consider disposing of your waste a different way:

The Environment Centre has information and advice on bonfires at:

Extra care housing

Do you know someone who needs extra support and wants to keep their independence?

Extra care housing has quick-response qualified care staff on site.

We have three extra care housing schemes in the New Forest at Winfrid House in Totton, Gore Grange in New Milton, and Barfields in Lymington.

To learn more about this housing see or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Vaccine booster study

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust are leading a new clinical trial on seven vaccines to look at the impact of a third dose on immune responses.

The study, a world first, will give scientists a better idea of the impact of a booster dose of each vaccine in protecting individuals from the virus.

Initial findings are expected in September.
More information:

If you would like to volunteer to support coronavirus vaccine clinical trials, you can sign up to receive information at

Ventilate indoor spaces to help stop the spread

Fresh air helps disperse infected COVID-19 droplets in the air that may carry the virus, helping prevent the spread of the disease.

If you are meeting up indoors, opening windows and doors reduces the chance of spreading COVID-19.

Bringing fresh air into a room removes older stale air and the more fresh air that is brought inside, the quicker any airborne virus will be removed.

Read more about why ventilation is important:

Scam awareness

Anyone can be targeted by a scam, and fraudsters are getting better at fooling people. To avoid being caught out ask yourself these questions:

  • do you recognise the person or company contacting you?
  • does something seem too good to be true?
  • are you being asked to act quickly?
  • have you been asked to hand over money or personal information?

Citizens Advice have information on their website on spotting a scam, and what to do if you have been scammed:

You can also learn about banking scams by watching this video on YouTube:

How to report suspicious emails:
Have you received an email you’re not quite sure about? Is it asking you to login to your account, or maybe to “confirm” your payment details? Is it from a company you don’t normally receive communications from, or someone you do not know? If you are suspicious, you should report it by forwarding the email to the National Cyber Security Centre at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hampshire County Council’s Trading Standard have a monthly scams bulletin email. You can sign up to receive it at You will need to select the Trading Standards category.

Up to date coronavirus information from central government:

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NFDC 19th May Update

In this communication                                          New Forest District Council

  • Litter in verges
  • Where your recycled plastic goes
  • Staying safe – advice from our Environmental Health team
  • Coronavirus update
  • New set of business grants available
  • Tax relief for home working
  • The Great Stag Beetle Survey
  • NHS ‘open for business’
  • Weather ready campaign

We are sending emails like this one to residents of the New Forest with information about our services, and updates as we respond to coronavirus (COVID-19).
You can unsubscribe at any time – see the end of this email.

Litter in verges

Our grounds teams have just finished two weeks of through-the-night litter picking from the roadside verges along 16km of the A31.

They collected between 30 to 60 bags a night, plus tyres, wood, tarpaulins, and bits of furniture.

We have now started three days of litter clearance from the verges along two sections of the dual carriageway, at the A326 Totton, near junction 2 of the M27, to Marchwood, and along the A35 from Rushington to Colbury.

This is part of our annual programme of litter clearance from more than 100 kilometres of roadside verges.

Thank you if you put your rubbish in a bin. We provide and empty around 1,200 of them all across the district. If a bin is full, please take your rubbish home.

If you want to help keep the district clean with a litter pick, join in with the New Forest Spring Clean, from 28 May to 13 June.
For your safety, please don’t litter pick on verges, busy roads or other dangerous areas.
We have safety advice for community litter pickers, and information on how you can get hold of the right equipment, including grabbers and hi vis vests, to litter pick safely at

Where your recycled plastic goes

In response to recent media coverage on UK plastic recycling being dumped in Turkey, we want to reassure our residents that your recycling efforts are not going to waste.

The plastic we collect from your clear sacks, and that you take to the County Council waste recycling centres, is not contributing to this problem. Please continue to reduce, reuse and recycle your waste.

We can only collect materials which can be effectively sorted in the facilities provided by Hampshire County Council, our area’s waste disposal authority. In terms of plastic, we collect bottles but not other kinds of plastic. Hampshire County Council’s contractor Veolia find appropriate markets to recycle materials to ensure that no material collected for recycling ends up being exported and not recycled, as has been highlighted in media coverage.

In 2019/20, more than 98% of Hampshire’s plastic bottles were recycled within the UK and the remainder in the Netherlands.

The government is looking at legislation to make packaging producers responsible for the cost of disposal, which aims to reduce the amount of packaging produced in the first place.

There is more information on our website at

Our advice to New Forest residents is always to first look at reducing your waste before reusing and recycling. Details of what you can recycle where in the New Forest is available at

Staying safe – advice from our Environmental Health team

As restrictions ease, our environmental health team continue to support businesses locally.

We are doing checks of hospitality businesses, offering advice to help them operate safely and reminding them of the current government guidance, including:

  • making sure all guests aged over 16 are checked in using the NHS COVID-19 app, or provide their contact details
  • offering contactless payment methods
  • using table service and spacing tables 2m apart or providing screens when this isn’t possible
  • ensuring groups are no bigger than 30 people outdoors or 6 people or 2 households indoors
  • reminding guests that face coverings must be worn when using indoor facilities, such as restrooms, counter payment and exiting the venue

If you wish to report any concerns or have any queries regarding what businesses should have in place to protect customers, you can contact the team on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Hospitality businesses can visit our website for more information about safely reopening:

Coronavirus update

The rules for what you can and can’t do in England changed on Monday (17 May) in line with the government’s roadmap to lifting coronavirus restrictions.

  • 6 people, or two households can meet indoors
  • indoor entertainment and hospitality venues can reopen, such as pubs and restaurants, cinemas, theatres, and indoor play areas
  • the limit for outdoor meetings is 30 people
  • hostels, hotels, and B&Bs can reopen
  • travelling within Britain and staying overnight is permitted
  • face coverings in classrooms are no longer required
  • all remaining university students will be able to return to in-person teaching
  • the number of named visitors for those in care homes has increased from 2 to 5
  • some international travel is now allowed
  • social distancing can be relaxed in private with friends and family if you feel safe to do so.

Coronavirus cases are low in the New Forest with the latest data showing 8 people in the area have tested positive. To keep it that way, and with a new variant spreading in some parts of England, please continue to exercise caution.
You should continue to follow social distancing in workplaces, shops, pubs and restaurants and other public settings and remember hands, face, space, and fresh air.

If you are travelling, remember to do so safely. As restrictions ease, public transport and roads are likely to be busier, so please plan ahead and check before you travel. When using public transport, you should regularly sanitise your hands, wear a face covering unless you are exempt, and keep your distance where possible. If possible, open a window to increase ventilation.

Full guidance about the new rules is at


People aged 36 or over can now book their coronavirus vaccination.

Coronavirus information for our communities

New set of business grants available

The Additional Restrictions Grant Issue 4 is open for applications for medium sized businesses.

This grant is available to businesses who:

  • have between 50 and 250 employees
  • operate within the retail, hospitality, events or leisure sector
  • have not been eligible for the rates-based Business Support Grants or Restart Grants
  • are be able to demonstrate that they have been severely impacted by national restrictions since 5 November 2020.

The scheme is open for applications until Wednesday 2 June.

To check eligibility and to apply, please visit

Tax relief for home working

If your employer has told you to work at home because of coronavirus and as a result your household costs have increased, you are eligible to apply for working from home tax relief for the 2021/22 tax year. Apply at

The Great Stag Beetle Survey

We’re supporting The Great Stag Beetle Survey 2021 which takes place from 1 June to 31 July.

Stag beetles are classed as a ‘priority species’ and are at risk due to their declining numbers. Each year the People’s Trust for Endangered Species conduct a survey across Europe to find out where stag beetles are surviving.

Our Open Spaces team are introducing log piles, and other places for insects to take refuge, to encourage stag beetles and other insects to thrive in the local area.

You can get involved too by looking out for and counting stag beetles in your garden or whilst on a short walk. For more information, and to get involved visit

NHS ‘open for business’

If you need medical help, the NHS is still here for you.

The COVID-19 outbreak has seen a decrease in people accessing NHS services for a range of conditions not related to COVID-19.

Now the NHS has issued information to encourage people to contact their GP, attend hospital appointments, and use the NHS 111 service when they need to, saying ‘help us to help you get the treatment you need’ and, ‘you won’t be a burden’.

  • If you need medical help from your GP practice, contact them either online, by an app or by phone to be assessed.
  • If you need urgent medical help, use the NHS 111 online service. If you cannot get online, call 111.
  • If it’s a serious or life-threatening emergency, call 999
  • If you are told to go to hospital it is important that you go to hospital.
  • You should continue to attend your appointments, unless you have been told not to attend.

Get ready for summer weather

This summer we are all likely to be spending more time closer to home. This may be in our gardens or enjoying the beautiful local countryside.

No matter what you are planning, the weather can have an impact on your activities. Thinking ahead now, and preparing for what the weather may bring, can make a real difference and there are some simple steps you can take to stay safe and healthy, and make sure you enjoy the summer months.

The Met Office’s ‘Weather Ready’ information gives expert seasonal advice to help you prepare for and respond to the weather, including:

  • tips for keeping cool in hot weather
  • checking what items in your garden may be at risk from severe weather
  • thinking about what maintenance to do around your home, like clearing your gutters, and checking drains for blockages
  • how to prepare for a power cut
  • making sure your vehicle is summer-ready and tips for planning summer holiday driving
  • tips from British Cycling

See more at

You can also download the met office app to keep an eye on the forecast

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GRANTS AND FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES                                                                                                           

Action Hampshire Funding opportunities

Rural Funding Digest

Please visit here for the Funding Digest provided by the Rural Services Network.


The National Lottery Fund Community Grants

Tesco community grants

Football Foundation

The Football Foundation provides grants for building or refurbishing grassroots facilities, such as changing

rooms, 3G pitches, fencing, portable floodlights, pitch improvements and clubhouse refurbishment.

War Memorials

War Memorials Trust grants support repair and conservation works undertaken following best conservation


Locality – Neighbourhood Planning Basic Grant Funding:

All groups undertaking a neighbourhood plan are eligible to apply for up to £10,000 in basic grant.

Additional Grant Funding: Groups meeting the eligibility criteria are able to apply for additional grant of up

to £8,000 (in addition to the basic grant). This will take the total amount of grant available to you to £18,000.

Affordable Housing for Sale Grant Funding: If you are wishing to bring forward affordable housing for sale

you may be eligible for further grant funding of up to £10,000 to help develop these ideas.


The RCEF is designed to help rural Town and Parish Councils and community organisations across the

South West develop their own local, clean and renewable sources of energy generation which benefit their

locality and the wider environment.

- Phase I of the scheme offers up to £40,000 for a feasibility study.

- Phase II of the scheme offers up to £100,000 to cover further project development costs if they are

needed and gaining planning permission.

Parish or Town Councils and other community groups can apply. More information is available here

(The Great South East Energy hub serves north Hants, and South West Hub south Hants). Funding is

available until October 2021 currently.

Grant and Funding Advice

Grants Online – resources and available grants

National Council for Voluntary Organisations Funding guide

NCVO have produced a new step-by-step guide on how to apply for funding, with practical tips to get you

started. View here


Full list available at

Parish and Town Council Investment Fund

The priority of this fund is to support partnerships between local communities and the County Council.

Parish and Town Councils (PTC’s) and properly constituted local Community Groups who are working in

partnership with County Council Services.

There are three primary areas available for investments:

Capital Funding: £1,000 to £30,000 for schemes which enhance existing or provide new infrastructure and

equipment to support a local community

Revenue Funding: Meeting local needs: Usually for investments of £1,000 to £30,000 in schemes that

enable local communities to be more resilient. For example, schemes which encourage ‘neighbourliness’ in

tackling social isolation or in the management of community assets.

Training: Investments up to £10,000 provide appropriate training in the local community. This could cover a

broad range of schemes, for example training from specialist skills for Parish Clerk through to local path

wardens looking after their rights of way

Note: The amounts above are intended as guidelines and each scheme will be judged on its own merits.

Schemes looking for investment of less than £1000 are generally advised to look at County Councillor


Rural Communities Fund

The Fund provides support under the following four areas:

Climate Change Resilience (to include Flood Alleviation) – we want to help rural communities deliver

solutions to Climate Change in their local areas to benefit both people and property (enabling the Rural

Programme to collaborate with the recommendations of HCC’s newly formed Climate Emergency


Countryside – we want to help rural communities improve their local natural environment, increase access

to the countryside or enhance biodiversity

Rural Economy and Business (to include Rural Retailers) – we want to help all Rural Businesses and

Community Enterprises grow, increase their productivity and ultimately improve the services that are

offered to communities in rural areas

Other – we are keen to support other projects or initiatives that will help build community resilience and/or

encourage self-help in rural areas e.g. supporting vulnerable and older people; supporting innovative

transport solutions to access services.



Community Buildings Grant

Places where people can gather are vital to communities. We want to support community groups to make

their buildings more energy efficient costing less to run.

We will consider supporting any community project that results in a carbon reduction. In the past we have

funded or match funded the installation of renewable heating systems, insulation and LED lighting.

Please download an application form and return it to them for consideration.



Covid-19 Emergency Response Community Grant

Test Valley Borough Council has launched a new grant scheme for those providing community support

during the coronavirus pandemic.

Existing voluntary groups, informal groups established in response to the pandemic, parish and town

councils and schools can all apply for a grant of up to £500.

The funding can be used for a range of purposes, from covering volunteer and travel expenses to paying

for equipment or printing. It is intended to support the local provision of emergency supplies to the

community but cannot be used for a specific individual.

Covid-19 Emergency Response Community Grant


The following are currently available to community groups:

Supporting communities fund

A grant of up to £25,000 for capital costs or up to £10,000 per annum for revenue costs for local community


Developer contributions (section 106)

Funding for specific areas received from local developments.


Community-led and rural affordable housing

Community-led and rural affordable housing provides homes for those who would otherwise be unable to

live within their community. This form of housing also contributes to creating balanced, vibrant communities

and sustainable local economies.

We can provide support and advice to local communities, community housing groups, and parish and town

councils that are interested in developing new affordable homes. We work with other organisations to

access specialist advice and grant funding where applicable.

For more information, email the Housing Enabling team: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.