The Scottish Government this week announced that all of Scotland’s 32 local authorities will receive a share of almost £582 million in subsidy for affordable housing over the next three years. This is part of the Government investment of at least £710m in the Affordable Housing Supply Programme (AHSP).
The funding will be used to encourage councils and housing associations to build greener homes by providing a larger Government subsidy for houses built to meet higher standards in areas like energy efficiency.
And rural areas, which experience higher developments costs, will also be helped with higher Government contributions to ensure that housing developments can be successfully delivered in remote parts of the country.
Our Head of Policy is currently reviewing the details of the announcement to establish if opportunities exist for members to access funding.