Registration for the Fund opened on 1 June 2020. The deadline for registrations is 31 July 2020, so it is important to act now.
Aluminium composite materials (ACM) are often used in cladding systems, and were present in the cladding used on Grenfell Tower before the disaster in 2017. Non-ACM cladding includes other metal composite panels, high pressure laminate, render and timber wall systems where these also fall foul of fire safety standards.
The Fund is designed to ensure the safety of residents and to protect them from receiving significant
You must be a building owner, or an entity which is responsible for the building's safety. The building itself must be:
Before registering, the Government expects those applying to have explored every opportunity to fund the work before seeking to obtain the Fund from the Government or passing on costs to their leaseholders.
The Fund covers costs which could be attributed to the capital costs of the project. Ongoing revenue costs, such as the cost of interim safety measures, are not eligible. The Fund will provide a grant to cover the ‘reasonable’ cost of eligible items only.
Reasonable costs are deemed to be works directly related to the replacement of unsafe non-ACM cladding systems including:
The Fund does not cover:
If you have a mixed-use residential and commercial development, then you can apply to the Fund. If your building is purely non-residential, then you cannot.
We have sector-specific knowledge and a detailed understanding of the technical and legal issues that affect a construction project. Please do get in touch if you would like advice in relation to the Fund and how it could help you.