The Social Housing Fund 2012-15 is now fully allocated and further funding rounds are not envisaged at this time, and applications for funding can no longer be accepted. The Government has announced that it is providing an additional $30 million of $10 million a year for 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18. Details on this funding will be made available as we approach 2015-16.
When SHU introduced the pre-qualification process, our intention was to open it annually between May and June each year. This was to enable new providers to enter into Relationship and Grant Agreements (RGAs) and qualify to apply for capital grant funding through the Social Housing Fund 2012-15.
Since then, a number of changes have occurred, particularly the introduction of the Community Housing Regulatory Authority meaning there is now no need to continue with pre-qualification in this format, and we will therefore not be running further pre-qualification processes.
All available PDF funding has been allocated. Further applications for a PDF grant can no longer be accepted.
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