Homes England launches strategic partnerships bidding for 2021-26 | News

Homes England launches strategic partnerships bidding for 2021-26

Homes England is looking for its next strategic partners, opening the bidding process from today until noon on 18 May 2021.

As part of this latest round, Homes England are widening the partnerships, from just housing associations to for-profit providers, developers and local authorities.

Strategic partnerships are one of two routes to access grant funding from Homes England through the Government’s Affordable Homes Programme (2021-2026).

Rather than access funding on a scheme-by-scheme basis (via Continuous Market Engagement), strategic partners enter into a multi-year grant agreement with Homes England to deliver affordable housing.

Gordon More, Interim Chief Executive Homes England said: “Our strategic partnership model is about working with ambitious organisations to maximise successful delivery through  Government funding and  use of our wider resources so we can increase innovation, diversify the sector and increase the supply of much needed affordable homes.

“Building on the successes of our existing strategic partnerships, we’re welcoming bids from a broader set of partners that are as committed as we are to design quality and modernisation.”