Community Grants Programme - Regional Briefings

As part of a Capacity Building Programme around the CGP, HACT & Self-Help Housing.Org are running a series of Briefing Events, aimed at helping community-led-organisations with bidding and securing allocations.

These regional events will be free of charge and will provide an opportunity to find out as much as possible about the way in which the programme will work and the arrangements for bidding. Among the issues to be covered will be:

  • information as to the properties that will be eligible for funding;
  • the basis on which grants will be calculated;
  • issues around rents;
  • nomination requirements;
  • local authority support;
  • and information on how you can bid.
The briefings will be taking place across the country and the dates are as follows:

London briefing* – London: Tuesday 24 January 2012 - 2:00pm – 5:00pm
South West briefing – Exeter: Tuesday 31 January 2012 – 12.30pm - 4.30pm
North West briefing – Manchester: Thursday 2 February 2012 – 11.30pm – 3.30pm
Midlands briefing – Birmingham: Friday 3 February 2012 – 11.00am – 3.00pm
North East briefing – Newcastle: Tuesday 7 February 2012 – 12.30pm – 4.30pm
Yorkshire briefing – Leeds: Wednesday 8 February 2012 – 11.00am – 3.00pm
South East and East England briefing - London: Friday 10 February 2012 – 11.00am – 3:00pm

*This briefing session is for groups from London only and will cover the London specific bidding process details.

In order to book your place at a particular briefing, please can you email Linda Masetti - with the delegate's name, organisation and any access and dietary requirements. There are limited places available and they will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis, (although priority will be given to community organisations). We will send you an email response to confirm your place.

In addition to these face-to-face briefing sessions, there will be a webinar taking place with Jon Fitzmaurice, Director of Self-Help-Housing.Org, on Wednesday 1 February 2012 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm via the HACT website, where you will be to ask Jon questions about the programme. More information about how you can participate can be found on our website at and the transcript of the webinar will subsequently be available on the HACT website.

For further information and guidance about self-help housing and the Empty Homes Programme, please got to:

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