What is ‘Affordable Homes Funding’?

The Scottish Government has set aside more than £3.2 billion in grant funding over five years to be shared by council areas across Scotland to help them build affordable housing.

  • The investment marks the first stage of the Scottish Government’s ‘Housing to 2040’ pledge, announced in March 2021.


  • The £3.2 billion equates to an increase of more than £541 million on the previous five years, an increase of 20 per cent.



  • It will help towards the Scottish Government’s aim to deliver 100,000 affordable homes by 2032, with at least 70% of these for social rent.


  • Councils can partner with registered social landlords as part of the programme.


  • Glasgow City Council has so far received the highest allocation (£537.9m), followed by Highland Council (£240.1m), City of Edinburgh Council (£233.8m) and Fife Council (£179.3m).



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