‘Everyone wants to see our high streets thrive, and charity and community shops can be a great way to offer a valuable service while keeping our town centres bustling with activity.’
The Community Led Homes programme will be managed by four leading housing charities and will provide local people funding, training and advice to build community-led housing developments.
‘This is a strategically important site that is part of the £3.7bn regeneration taking place in our city.’
The £7m Heritage Impact Fund (HIF) will provide loan finance to non-profit organisations looking to revive historic buildings for good causes.
If approved, the scheme in Holbeck, which is close to the city centre, will see 28 homes constructed in less than nine months
The charity has been supporting UK citizens abroad for 40 years, and they say 59% of returnees they support say that without them they would have been forced to beg and steal to survive.