The pre-qualification process for 2012-13 has been completed. Please see below for further information on upcoming pre-qualification opportunities.
SHU will run an annual pre-qualification process between May and June each year. This will enable providers that become pre-qualified to apply for capital grant funding through the Social Housing Fund 2012-15.
The pre-qualification process will open 1 May 2013, and will remain open until 12 June 2013.
All applications should be submitted to SHU by 4.00pm on 12 June 2013. Applications will be evaluated, in the three weeks following this date and providers will be notified of the application outcome week beginning 8 July 2013.
All housing providers that meet the eligibility requirements to be assessed for pre-qualification will receive a Post Assessment Report that will provide feedback about their application.
Future Capital Grant funding rounds will become a twice a year process occurring in February/March and July/August of each year.
The next Capital Grant funding round opens July 2013.
From this point on, only pre-qualified housing providers may seek Capital Grant funding. Pre-qualified providers will enter into Relationship and Grant Agreements and agree to meet reporting and other obligations set out in that Agreement, including the need to notify SHU of any organisational change that may affect that status, and confirm, annually, continued compliance with the Accountability Requirements.
Relationship and Grant Agreements have now been signed with each of the successful applicants, which allows SHU and its stakeholders to make significant investments in social and affordable housing. The RGA is based on a commitment to build strong, open and trusted relationships with our stakeholders, while protecting and ensuring Government resources committed to meeting social and affordable housing provision.
A short summary of the Relationship and Grant Agreement and the full Relationship and Grant Agreement is available below.
The Relationship and Grant Agreement is intended to be a living document that will evolve over time. It is the intention of all parties to the agreement that we work together in good faith to review the Relationship and Grant Agreement regularly with the aim of ensuring that it continues to be relevant in aiding the growth and supply of social and affordable housing that is sustainable.
Relationship and Grant Agreement