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Waking Watch Relief Fund Re-opened to applications

May 2021

The Secretary of State has today announced the reopening of the Waking Watch Relief Fund to applications for a 4-week period from 26th May to 24th June 2021.

The Waking Watch Relief Fund will reopen for applications today for a 4-week period, using unallocated funding from the initial £30m. The application period will close on 24 June. Applications received after this date will not be considered for funding.

The funding will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Applications made after 26th May will be administered by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) regardless of where buildings are located or the tenure. MHCLG will work closely with Local and Regional Authorities in delivering this section of funding.

To ensure the allocation is fair, those who submitted late applications to the fund should re-submit them if they are still interested in pursuing this funding. MHCLG has written to all of the late applicants they are aware of to let them know about the scheme re-opening.

All completed applications, including those that are re-submitted, should be sent to:

All applicants should continue to use the application forms available here

If your building has already successfully applied to the Waking Watch Relief Fund you should continue to work with the authority that is administering your application.

Further information:

LEASE is governed by a board, appointed as individuals by the Secretary of State for the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities.