Building Safety Fund deadline extended

17 December 2020

The government has extended the deadline for claiming from the Building Safety Fund.

The announcement confirms that organisations applying to the Fund for the total cost of remediating their building, or claiming from the social sector grants process that would cover leaseholders’ share of the costs, can now do so up until 30 June 2021.

It also explains the following:

  • To qualify for funding, remedial works will need to start on site by 30 September 2021.
  • If you have already submitted a claim ahead of the original 31 December 2020 deadline, remedial work will still need to start on site by 31 March 2021.
  • However, claims submitted after 31 December 2020 but before the new extended deadline will need to include details of costs informed by a completed tender process.

The NHF welcomes the government’s decision to extend deadlines for the Building Safety Fund, however, as the government will continue to allocate funding on a first come, first served basis, we encourage our members to make claims as timely as possible.

The government has also announced a £30m Waking Watch Relief Fund, aimed at helping to pay for alarm systems to save leaseholder costs in paying for interim waking watch measures. The Fund will open in January and we will share more information with you on the Fund in due course.

You can read more about the deadline extension and other information relevant to making a claim from the Building Safety Fund in this letter to the NHF from MHCLG.

We are also offering an opportunity to discuss the changes and the Building Safety Fund more generally with an MHCLG official, at 11am, Tuesday 22 December. If you would like to participate, please RSVP to