Becoming a Registered Provider/Investment Partner

Funds are now fully allocated and the fund has now closed. 

What's available?

Area: England

Amount: grants of up to £10,000. Funds are close to being fully allocated.  Applications received after funds have been allocated will not be considered.

Open to: Your organisation will need to meet all the following eligibility criteria (which is set out in the guidance) in order to be able to apply for this programme.

Deadline: The grant programme will be a rolling programme open for applications until 28 February 2020, or until all funding is committed, which-ever is sooner.  

What are we looking for?

  • The Becoming a Registered Provider/Investment Partner Programme aims to help community-led organisations progressing community-led projects to gain the support and funding they require to become a Registered Provider (RP) with the Regulator of Social Housing and/or an Investment Partner (IP) with Homes England.

  • Applicants to this grant programme will have decided at Board/Committee level that they wish to become a Registered Provider and/or an Investment Partner before applying. If your Board/Committee require support to consider if becoming a Registered Provider and/or an Investment Partner is the right option for your organisation, then we recommend you apply to the Community Led Homes Start Up Support Programme.

  • Applicants to this programme will also need to have a project that has reached the beginning of the detailed planning stage. Applicants will need to be working towards submitting their planning application in the next 12 months if a planning application is required.  This is because the Regulator will expect groups to be submitting their application for planning consent alongside registration to become a Registered Provider.

What we'll fund

  • Grants of up to £10,000 are available to help organisations to undertake the preparation work required for registration. The grant can pay for specialist support from a community-led advisor, staff time, other related expenses and in the case of Registered Provider status, a £2,500 registration fee to the Regulator of Social Housing. These costs cannot be recovered from Homes England’s Community Housing Fund revenue grants.

How to apply

Funds are now fully allocated and the fund has now closed.