£30 million Waking Watch Relief Fund announced

Posted on 2 February 2021

Funding targeted for residents living in high-rise structures can now access financial support to make their buildings safer.

The Waking Watch Relief Fund is available across England with £22 million targeted at cities with most high-rise buildings that currently have unsafe cladding including Sheffield, Greater Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Liverpool, Greater London, Bristol and Newcastle.

Aimed at protecting leaseholders from the high costs of Waking Watches by providing financial support for fire alarms, making buildings safer long term.

The fund will be distributed through councils, regional authorities and directly through the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, all dependent on building location.

Buildings with over 18 metres with unsafe cladding systems and where Waking Watch costs have been passed on to leaseholders will be eligible.

Full details and criteria about the Walking Watch Relief Fund visit the gov.uk website


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