Extension to Building Safety Fund and new Waking Watch Relief Fund announced


The Government has today announced that the deadline for building owners to complete their applications to the Building Safety Fund has been extended to 30 June 2021 (from 31 December). In order to qualify for funding, the remedial works must start on site by 30 September 2021. The Building Safety Fund is the £1billion fund set up by the Government for the remediation of unsafe cladding systems.

The Government has also announced a £30million ‘Waking Watch Relief Fund’ to cover the costs of upgrades to fire alarms in high rise buildings in order to reduce the high costs of keeping waking watches in place. This fund will open in January 2021.

Click here for the Government announcement.