Social Sector ACM Cladding Remediation Fund: application guidance

Guide for social landlords who can apply for funding to assist with replacing Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) cladding systems on their social residential buildings.

Applies to England



The Prime Minister announced on 16 May 2018 that the government will fully fund the removal and replacement of unsafe ACM cladding on social residential buildings 18 metres or over, owned by councils and housing associations, with costs estimated at £400 million.

The government is now providing further detail on how local authorities and housing associations can apply for this funding.

This guidance confirms the scope of the fund, provides more detail on how it operates and sets out the information required when applying.

This revised guidance includes more information about how building heights should be measured, and clarifies that we are allowing a tolerance of 30 centimetres to the 18 metre minimum measurement.

The application system is now open. Local authorities and housing associations can apply via Homes England for buildings outside London and via the GLA in London. More detail is provided in the application guidance.

Updates to this page

Published 3 July 2018
Last updated 14 January 2021 + show all updates
  1. Update: confirms a building height measurement tolerance of 30cm below the 18m eligibility threshold, similar to the more recent Building Safety Fund, and gives the rationale for this tolerance.

  2. Added amended guidance document to include updated cladding system requirements to reflect the government’s ban on combustible materials on high-rise homes.

  3. Added links to the application system.

  4. First published.

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