Could your group restore an empty home in Sleaford?

Could your group give a new lease of life to an empty property?
Could your group give a new lease of life to an empty property?

Organisations in the Sleaford area are being urged to grab a share of £1million and help bring empty homes back into use as supported accommodation for young people.

North Kesteven District Council, which has itself given 90 homes a new lease of life in the five years to April, is highlighting LandAid’s bid to help put a roof over young people’s heads.

The council hopes local organisations will follow its example.

A council spokesman said: “North Kesteven District Council views empty homes as a wasted resource to our district, particularly at a time when housing demand is ever increasing and therefore the council is committed to helping provide property for its residents.”

A LandAid spokesman said: “We are inviting applications from organisations with experience of turning empty properties into safe, decent homes for people in housing need, and making them available at a rate they can afford.”

Organisations can apply via www.landaid.org/our-cause-impact/applying-funding-support or contact LandAid for more information on 020 3102 7192.

The deadline for submissions is November 16.

There are around 200,000 long-term empty homes in England. Renovation projects provide a safe environment for vulnerable young people to live and some projects also offer opportunities for construction training.