High-rise buildings are defined as buildings over 18m of height. The Building Safety Fund was released in March 2020 for remediation of unsafe cladding on high-rise residential buildings with fire-risks that are associated with the cladding. The Fund opened for new applications, and with adaptions, on 28 July 2022 for eligible buildings without a funding solution in place. To qualify for the fund, the building owner or developer will need to justify that they are unable to afford to rectify the life-safety fire risks without the funding.
The fund is part of the wider Building Safety Programme which aims to ensure that residents of high-rise buildings are safe in their homes – now and in the future. Unlike other funding, the Building Safety Fund is open to public and private sector applicants. Applicants must meet the following criteria to qualify:
All new Applicants should provide a Fire Risk Appraisal of External Walls (FRAEW) following the PAS9980:2022 methodology unless they have:
To apply for the Building Safety Fund, applicants must complete and submit an application form. The application form requires the following supporting documents:
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