The Wiltshire Housing Development Partnership is a partnership between Wiltshire Council and Affordable Housing Providers, for example Housing Associations. Partners work together to maximise the provision of affordable housing in Wiltshire, providing a variety of accommodation types, tenures and sizes to meet the identified housing need.
Affordable Housing Providers are welcome to join the partnership at any time, provided that they meet the requirements of the Partnership Agreement, which includes payment of an annual membership fee. A list of Affordable Housing Providers which are currently members of the partnership is available.
Housing Associations can bid for grant money through the Government's Homes and Communities Agency, which is responsible for housing and regeneration. Any development proposals which include affordable housing in Wiltshire must be supported by the Council's Service Development and Enabling Team and meet the objectives and policies of Wiltshire Council's Local Development Framework and forthcoming Housing Strategy.
In addition,Wiltshire Council receives money when social housing is sold under the Right to Buy scheme. We are sometimes able to grant some of these funds (under a State Aid Block Exemption) to Housing Associations in order to enable the delivery of further affordable housing in Wiltshire and we encourage our Housing Association partners to make use of our Right to Buy Receipts. Details of how to apply for this funding can be found here.
If you have any questions about our partnering arrangements or grants from Right to Buy receipts, or would like to join the Wiltshire Housing Development Partnership, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org