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How to apply for a home repairs grant or loan

Find out how to apply for a home repairs grant or loan.

To apply for a home repairs grant and/or a loan, you need to contact us to find out if you are eligible. We will also let you know if you need to make a financial contribution towards the cost of the work.

What happens​ after you contact us

  • We will send you an application pack.
  • When we receive your completed application, we will do a means test.
  • If you are eligible for the loan or grant, a grant surveyor will visit your home and check that the works are eligible for the grant.
  • If the works are eligible, we will put together a schedule of work.

If you need to pay a financial con​tribution

If you need to pay a financial contribution, we will deduct that amount from the total amount we award you for the home repairs grant or loan. For example, if your contribution is £500, the remainder will be covered by the grant.

After we approve your grant or loan, you will pay your contribution to the builder or agent before we pay the remainder.

If you can't pay the contribution

If you cannot afford to pay your assessed financial contribution, you can withdraw your application. You can reapply in the future if you want.​​​​

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