Guidance

Remediation of non-ACM buildings

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

Applies to England

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. The registration process that opened following publication of the prospectus closed on 31 July 2020.

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 DLUHC’s delivery partners the Greater London Authority and Homes England.

If you are a leaseholder or resident of a building in the Building Safety Fund, please visit find support as a leaseholder or resident of a building in the Building Safety Fund (BSF) 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.  

Applicants who signed a Grant Funding Agreement before 5 April 2022 should refer to earlier versions of the funding application guidance. You should check your funding agreement to understand the relevant version of the guidance.

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

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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.

Applicants who signed a Grant Funding Agreement before 5 April 2022 should refer to earlier versions of the funding application guidance. You should check your funding agreement to understand the relevant version of the guidance.

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

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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

Applicants who signed a Grant Funding Agreement before 5 April 2022 should refer to earlier versions of the funding application guidance. You should check your funding agreement to understand the relevant version of the guidance.

Prospectus annex A: technical annex

Applicants who signed a Grant Funding Agreement before 5 April 2022 should refer to earlier versions of the funding application guidance. You should check your funding agreement to understand the relevant version of the guidance.

Prospectus annex B: registration questions

Prospectus annex B: registration questions

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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 registrations (private sector and social sector)

Headlines

  • The Building Safety Fund has received 2827 Private Sector Registrations of which 869 registrations (951 buildings) are proceeding with an application for funding.
  • 218 Social Sector Grant Claims have been reviewed of which 133 have been approved.
  • £1,228 million has been approved for the remediation of unsafe non-ACM cladding from the Building Safety Fund, of which £1,096 million is for private sector remediation and £132 million for social sector remediation.
  • 243 buildings have started remediation work, of which 26 have completed.

Total registrations

Total private sector registrations Total private sector buildings (estimate) Total social sector registrations Total social sector buildings
London 1633 1847 192 222
Rest of England 1194 1351 30 31
Total Registrations 2827 3198 222 253

Note: Some registrations to the Building Safety Fund cover more than one building, for example where a registration was submitted for a residential development made up of a number of separate buildings. The table above shows the total number of registrations and an estimate of total number of buildings based on the ratio of eligible registrations to their known building numbers. This ratio has been applied to all other categories as those registrations which have subsequently become ineligible or withdrawn frequently do not have enough information in the registration to determine the number of buildings.

Private sector registration status

Status 28 Feb 2022: registrations 28 Feb 2022: buildings (estimate) 31 Mar 2022: registrations 31 Mar 2022: buildings (estimate) Monthly change: registrations Monthly change: buildings (estimate)
Reviewed Registrations 2559 2877 2559 2898 0 +21
Proceeding with an application for funding 854 936 869 951 +15 +15
Registration ineligible (1) 722 845 744 882 +22 +37
Registration withdrawn 653 733 658 744 +5 +11
Insufficient evidence to allow verification
(applicant has only provided partial information required to verify eligibility and further information has been requested)
165 181 139 155 -26 -26
Registration eligibility currently being reviewed 165 182 149 166 -16 -16
No available evidence to assess verification
(applicant has not provided information required to verify eligibility and has not responded to requests for this information)
268 300 268 300 0 0
Total 2,827 3,177 2827 3198 0 +21

(1) Figures shown include appeals which have been submitted against ineligible registrations

Note: All building numbers apart from those proceeding with an application for funding are estimates based on a ratio of eligible registrations to their known building numbers. This has been applied to all other categories because until a registration is approved there is not always enough information in the registration to determine the number of buildings.

Estimate of homes and properties covered by private sector Building Safety Fund registrations proceeding with an application for funding = 84,700 (2)

(2) Estimate is based on responses for the 869 current Building Safety Fund private sector applications to a question on the number of units in the building asked as part of the registration process

Social sector registration status

Status 28 Feb 2022: Registrations 28 Feb 2022: Buildings 31 Mar 2022: Registrations 31 Mar 2022: Buildings Monthly change: Registrations Monthly change: buildings
Reviewed Registrations 217 248 218 249 +1 +1
Proceeding with an application for funding 130 152 133 155 +3 +3
Registration ineligible 30 30 30 30 0 0
Registration withdrawn 18 18 19 19 +1 +1
Insufficient evidence to allow verification
(applicant has only provided partial information required to verify eligibility and further information has been requested)
23 28 21 26 -2 -2
Registration eligibility currently being reviewed 16 20 15 19 -1 -1
No available evidence to assess verification
(applicant has not provided information required to verify eligibility and has not responded to requests for this information)
5 5 4 4 -1 -1
Total 222 253 222 253 0 0

Private and social sector buildings with ACM and Non-ACM cladding

There are currently 70 private sector registrations for buildings with both ACM and non-ACM cladding systems. Of these, 51 registrations have been assessed as eligible for funding for the non-ACM and ACM cladding and 41 registrations have been awarded funding for costed works.

There are currently 21 social sector registrations for buildings with both ACM and non-ACM cladding systems. Of these, 17 registrations have been assessed as eligible for funding for the non-ACM and ACM cladding and 7 registrations have been awarded funding for costed works.

Building Safety Fund allocation (private sector and social sector)

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(3)
Full Applications Approved 251 £840m 40 £82m
Pre-Tender Support Allocations 401 £170m 11 £4m

(3) Allocations shown in the table for buildings with ACM and non-ACM cladding are just for the funding of non-ACM remediation by the Building Safety Fund. The funding of the remediation of the unsafe ACM cladding is through the Private Sector ACM Remediation Fund

As at 31 March 2022, the total private sector funding allocation is £1,096 million.

As at 31 March 2022, the Building Safety Fund’s Private Sector expenditure stood at £311 million. Expenditure data is updated on a quarterly basis with the next update due in July 2022.

Social sector funding allocation

As at 31 March 2022, the total value of approved social sector grant claims is £132 million.

As at 31 March 2022 the total value of social sector grant claims expenditure stood at £60 million. Expenditure data is updated on a quarterly basis with the next update due in July 2022.

Total funding allocations

  28 Feb 2022 31 Mar 2022 Monthly change
Total value of approved social sector grant claims £131m £132m £1m
Total private sector funding allocation £1,068m £1,096m £28m
Total amount of funding allocated for the remediation of non-ACM cladding (Social and Private Sector) £1,199m £1,228m £29m

As at 31 March 2022, the total amount of funding allocated for the remediation of non-ACM cladding is £1,228 million (including social sector).

As at 31 March 2022, the Building Safety Fund’s total expenditure (including Social and Private Sector spend) was £371 million. Expenditure data is updated on a quarterly basis with the next update due in July 2022.

Remediation progress of buildings proceeding to application

  Started on Site Monthly change Of which completed* Monthly change
Private Sector 147 +31 17 +1
Social Sector 56 +4 1 +1
ACM and Non-ACM cladding 40 +9 8 +5
Total 243 +44 26 +7

* Completed refers to those buildings that applicants have confirmed practical completion has been reached on building contracts.

Further information on the location of private sector registrations is available below. We have not included private sector 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 14 April 2022 + show all updates
  1. Updated the statistics for Building Safety Fund registrations. Updated private sector registration by local authority.

  2. Updated fund application and social sector grants guidance, prospectus and technical information.

  3. Updated the statistics for Building Safety Fund registrations.

  4. Updated the statistics for Building Safety Fund registrations.

  5. Added details of the Building Safety Fund (BSF) Leaseholder and Resident Service

  6. Updated the statistics for Building Safety Fund registrations.

  7. Updated the statistics for Building Safety Fund registrations.

  8. Updated the statistics for Building Safety Fund registrations.

  9. Updated the statistics for Building Safety Fund registrations.

  10. Updated the statistics for Building Safety Fund registrations.

  11. Updated the statistics for Building Safety Fund registrations.

  12. Updated the statistics for Building Safety Fund registrations.

  13. Updated Building Safety Fund registration statistics.

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

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

  16. Updated Building Safety Fund registration statistics.

  17. Updated Building Safety Fund: registration statistics.

  18. Updated Building Safety Fund: registration statistics.

  19. Updated Building Safety Fund: registration statistics.

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

  21. Social sector guidance amended.

  22. 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.

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

  24. Added Building Safety Fund: registration statistics

  25. 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.

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

  27. 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.

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

  29. 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.

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

  31. First published.