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The Capital Funding Guide (CFG) contains the rules and procedures for all providers delivering affordable housing through one of the Homes and Communities Agency’s affordable homes programmes.
The CFG providers the rules and requirements for grant funded schemes as well as occasional nil grant schemes, that grant recipients must follow.
Any queries users have on any aspect of the requirements contained within this guide, or any related matter, providers should first contact their contract manager or relevant operating area in the first instance.
There are 21 chapters in the CFG, content which can be accessed below.
- 1. Introduction The Capital Funding Guide (CFG) sets out the policy and procedural requirements and guidance for organisations allocated grant funding under the Agency’s Shared Ownership and Affordable Homes Programme (SOAHP) on or after 1 April 2016.
- 2. Programme Management 2015 to 2018 AHP This chapter sets out the Agency's requirements in relation to management of a provider's approved allocation funded through the 2015 to 2018 Affordable Homes Programme.
- 3. Programme Management 2011 to 2015 Affordable Homes Programme This chapter sets out the Agency's requirements in relation to management of a registered provider's programme offer funded through the Affordable Homes Programme
- 4. Programme Management National Affordable Housing Programme This chapter sets out the Agency’s requirements in relation to management of Registered Provider development programmes funded through the former 2008 to 2011 National Affordable Housing Programme.
- 5. Procurement and scheme issues This chapter sets out procurement and scheme delivery requirements.
- 6. Management arrangements This chapter sets out the requirements for properties that are developed with the benefit of grant are managed and maintained in accordance with the Agency's regulatory requirements and standards.
- 7. Finance This chapter sets out the conditions and procedural requirements for the use of public subsidy.
- 8. Affordable Rent This chapter sets out the procedures which must be followed and the conditions under which providers must progress affordable rent schemes.
- 9. Repair This chapter sets out eligibility and procedures for works to registered providers’ existing rental stock.
- 10. Social Rent This chapter sets out the procedures which must be followed and the conditions under which providers must progress social rent schemes; and the basis upon which the Agency will assess applications for grant.
- 11. Help to Buy: Shared Ownership This chapter sets out the Agency’s requirements that apply to grant funded Help to Buy: Shared ownership schemes. The chapter also includes the Agency’s standard model lease and details concerning the fundamental clauses of the shared ownership lease.
- 12. Right to Acquire This chapter describes the Right to Acquire product details and the Agency’s funding requirements and processes for landlords to follow in respect of the Right to Acquire.
- 13. Social HomeBuy This chapter sets out the characteristics of the Social HomeBuy product and the Agency's requirements to be followed by registered providers.
- 14. Specialist Homes for Older, Disabled and Vulnerable People This chapter sets out the Agency’s requirements and procedures which must be followed by providers when providing Affordable Rent and Help to Buy: Shared Ownership accommodation that is classified as specialist housing.
- 15. Department of Health Programmes This chapter sets out the requirements and procedures which must be followed when developing affordable housing funded through the Department of Health’s Care and Support Specialised Housing Fund, the Homelessness Change fund and the Platform for Life fund.
- 16. Grant Recovery This chapter sets out the grant recovery and recycling requirements for all registered providers and includes the Agency’s Recovery Determination.
- 17. Rent to Buy This chapter sets out the requirements and procedures which must be followed when developing affordable housing as Rent to Buy.
- 18. New Announcements This chapter sets out the changes made to the guide. New announcements in the Capital Funding Guide are grouped together on an annual basis, following the financial year
- 19. Capital Funding Guide Library This chapter provides historical versions of the Capital Funding Guide dating back to 2004.
- 20. Miscellaneous The pages in this chapter contain information relevant to the delivery of the 2015 to 18 Affordable Housing Programme, that are not specific to any product or chapter. Included are further details on compliance audit and staircasing allowances.
- 21. Glossary Contains definitions of words and acronyms used throughout the Capital Funding Guide.