Guidance

Remediation of non-ACM buildings

Information relating to the Building Safety Fund for the remediation of unsafe non-ACM cladding systems.

In the March 2020 budget, the government announced that it will provide £1 billion in 2020 to 2021 to support the remediation of unsafe non-ACM cladding system on residential buildings 18 metres and over in both the private and social housing sectors.

On 26 May 2020 we published the registration prospectus and announced that application guidance for the Building Safety fund would be published at the end of July 2020. The registration process that opened following publication of the prospectus will close at 23:59 on 31 July.

If you have already registered for the scheme Applications for funding can be submitted from 31 July 2020. If eligible, applicants will be given access to the relevant application portal following completion of technical due diligence at registration. This will be communicated to applicants by MHCLG’s delivery partners the Greater London Authority and Homes England.

Building Safety Fund: application process



This guidance is for leaseholders to bring greater clarity and transparency around the Building Safety Fund application process.

Fund application guidance



Guidance for private sector building owners whose leaseholders would otherwise incur the costs through service charge arrangements, and social sector housing providers who have demonstrated during the registration process that the costs of remediation are unaffordable or are a threat to financial viability.

This guidance will tell you more about the Building Safety Fund, how it will work and what applicants can expect during the application process.  

Building Safety Fund: appeals form



This form is for registrants to the Building Safety Fund who wish to lodge an appeal following notification of the decision on their Building Safety Fund registration. Please note appeals can only be accepted from the registrant who has received the decision notification and no other party may appeal.

Building Safety Fund: appeals form

This file is in an OpenDocument format

Social sector grants (leaseholder costs) guidance



This guidance is specifically for social sector applicants (whose remediation costs are not deemed unaffordable or a threat to financial viability). The guidance provides further information about the process for Registered Providers of social housing to claim funding equivalent to the value of work which would otherwise be charged to leaseholders.

On 17 December the department announced the extension of the closing date for applications to the Building Safety Fund until 30 June 2021 with the start on site date moving to 30 September 2021.

Where grant claims that have already been submitted / will be submitted by 31 December 2020 and those projects remain on course to start on site by 31 March 2021, we will continue to assess claims against estimates before making a funding decision. Where the original deadline of 31 March 2021 to start on site cannot be met and you are working towards the new deadline of 30 September 2021 grant claims will only be approved once costs, informed by a completed tender process, have been submitted.

Subsidy Control Guidance and Declaration



Guidance and declaration form to ensure that payments from the fund in respect of each leaseholder comply with subsidy control requirements.

Grant Claim Form for Registered Providers of Social Housing



Registered Providers of Social Housing wishing to claim grant funding should make a claim per building rather than bulk submissions per Local Authority or Private Registered Provider.

Please note this form was updated on 18 January 2021 to include some additional details on supporting documentation requirements.

Private sector applicants to the fund do not need to return this form.

Vendor form SAP7B



A completed SAP7B vendor form will be required from all private registered providers of social housing that would like access to the Fund. This will ensure that we are able to set you up as a vendor on our systems and make payments. The vendor form can be provided at any time, but please bear in mind it may take up to 6 weeks to verify your bank details and enable payment. 

Private sector applicants to the Fund do not need to return this form.

Vendor Form SAP7B

This file is in an OpenDocument format


Prospectus - outlining eligibility for the fund

Prospectus providing information on eligibility for the fund and how to register. The closing date for registrations was 31 July 2020.

Building Safety Fund: prospectus

Prospectus annex A: technical annex

Prospectus annex A: technical information

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology.

Request an accessible format.
If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email alternativeformats@communities.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Prospectus annex B: registration questions

Prospectus annex B: registration questions

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology.

Request an accessible format.
If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email alternativeformats@communities.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Leaseholder feedback form

The Building Safety Fund will ensure that leaseholders are protected from the costs of remediating unsafe cladding where building owners, freeholders or managing agents responsible for the safety of a building are not meeting such costs themselves, or from other sources such as warranty claims, and are applying to the fund.

Applications to the fund should come from building owners, freeholders or a managing agent responsible for the upkeep of a block of flats. While leaseholders are not able to apply individually for the fund, we are providing a feedback form to enable them to let us know the details of their building if they are concerned the owner of their building is not taking sufficient action to remediate unsafe cladding, or is passing remediation costs onto leaseholders.

Complete the leaseholder feedback form here

Other relevant information for building owners including expert panel advice

Information for building owners on the Building Safety Fund and the remediation of unsafe non-ACM cladding systems on high rise residential buildings – includes expert panel consolidated building safety advice.

Building Safety Fund: registration statistics

Registration statistics as of 30 June 2021:

Total private sector registrations

  • London: 1628
  • Rest of England: 1192
  • Total Registrations: 2820

Private sector registration status

Status 31 May 2021 30 June 2021 Monthly change
Reviewed Registrations 2128 2273 +145
Proceeding with an application for funding 685 685 0
Applications ineligible 491 506 +15
Applications withdrawn 492 545 +53
Insufficient evidence to allow verification – further information requested from applicant 326 263 -63
Registration eligibility currently being reviewed 134 274 +140
No available evidence to assess verification 692 547 -145
Total Registrations 2820 2820 0

Social sector grant claims

Status 31 May 2021 30 June 2021 Monthly change
Eligible Claims subject to further review 94 141 +47*
Reviewed Claims 73 75 +2
Claims Approved 39 43 +4
Claims Ineligible 34 32** -2
Claims Withdrawn 8 8  
Total Claims Received 175 224 +49

* Social Sector Claims remained open for submissions until 30 June 2021.
** This number has been reduced as two claims deemed ineligible were successful in the appeals process.

As at 30 June 2021, the total value of approved social sector grant claims is £76.2 million. The total value of social sector grant claims expenditure stood at £9.9 million. (Building Safety Fund expenditure will be updated on a quarterly basis.)

Private Sector Funding Allocation

No. of buildings with Non-ACM cladding Funding allocated for buildings with Non-ACM cladding No. of buildings with Non-ACM and ACM cladding* Funding allocated for buildings with Non-ACM and ACM cladding
Full Applications Approved 115 £287.1 million 35 £61.6 million
Pre-Tender Support Allocations 280 £112 million 4 £3 million

* Buildings which have both cladding types where the ACM is being funded through the ACM fund.

As at 30 June 2021, The Building Safety Fund’s Private Sector expenditure stood at £99.1 million.

As at 30 June 2021, The Building Safety Fund’s total expenditure (including Social and Private Sector spend) was £109 million.

Buildings with ACM and Non-ACM cladding

There are currently 65 registrations for buildings with both ACM and non-ACM cladding systems. Of these, 39 have been assessed as eligible for funding for the non-ACM and ACM cladding and 35 have been awarded funding.

As at 30 June 2021, the total amount of funding allocated for the remediation of non-ACM cladding is £540 million (including social sector).

See further information on the location of registrations. We have not included registration locations where there are fewer than 5 buildings in a Local Authority area to prevent the identification of specific buildings.

Published 11 March 2020
Last updated 15 July 2021 + show all updates
  1. Updated the statistics for Building Safety Fund registrations.

  2. Updated Building Safety Fund registration statistics.

  3. Updated Building Safety Fund application guidance, fund application process, and subsidy control guidance (leaseholders & applicants).

  4. Updated Building Safety Fund registration statistics. Replaced link to the leaseholder feedback form.

  5. Updated Building Safety Fund registration statistics.

  6. Updated Building Safety Fund: registration statistics.

  7. Updated Building Safety Fund: registration statistics.

  8. Updated Building Safety Fund: registration statistics.

  9. Grant Claim Form for Registered Providers of Social Housing updated to include some additional details on supporting documentation requirements.

  10. Social sector guidance amended.

  11. Added step by step Building Safety Fund applications guidance. Added appeals form for registrants to the Building Safety Fund who wish to lodge an appeal following notification of the decision on their Building Safety Fund registration. Updated registration statistics.

  12. Correction made in the Building Safety Fund registration statistics.

  13. Added Building Safety Fund: registration statistics

  14. Grant Claim for Registered Providers of Social Housing form updated to include some further questions on the External Wall System components being remediated and an amended question on cost recovery.

  15. Grant Claim for Registered Providers of Social Housing form updated to include some further questions on the External Wall System components being remediated.

  16. Added Fund application guidance, and supporting documents including Social sector grants (leaseholder costs) guidance, State Aid Guidance and Declaration, Grant Claim Form for Registered Providers of Social Housing, and Vendor form SAP7B.

  17. Added link for registering interest in the fund. Added link for the leaseholder feedback form.

  18. Added information on registering for the Building Safety Fund for remediation of unsafe non-ACM cladding systems, in advance of the full application process opening by the end of July 2020.

  19. Added link to stakeholder update on Non-ACM remediation and the Building Safety Fund.

  20. First published.