The Government supports the community-led housebuilding sector – of which community land trusts are an important part – through the annual £60 million Community Housing Fund. The Fund is delivered outside London by Homes England and within London by the Greater London Authority. Capital and revenue grants are available to community-based groups wishing to take forward schemes to build locally affordable housing. Through the Fund, the Government is also supporting a consortium of the major stakeholder groups (including the National Community Land Trust Network) to develop a network of technical advisors to support community-based groups though the process of developing their housebuilding schemes.
The Community Housing Fund is currently scheduled to close in March 2020. Decisions on funding for 2020-21 onwards are a matter for the Spending Review, which will take place this year.