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This Budget is part of the Housing Revenue Account that all tenants’ rent and Housing Benefit is paid into. The Tenant Priority Budget has been delivering neighbourhood improvements for a number of years. During the rent setting discussions with tenants for 2020/21, it was agreed that this Budget would be reduced to £400,000 to reduce the overall rent increase to 1.9%.

Therefore for this financial year, £400,000 is open to proposals from tenants.

Any tenant can make a proposal and can be done online or application forms are available Tenant Participation – the form also gives more information on what the Budget can fund as well as contact details for more advice.

The criteria for a proposal is:

  • must benefit tenants.
  • be on land owned by the Housing Revenue Account ( we can help confirm that)
  • the idea should be something that the landlord would not be obliged to carry out but it improves the area.

Due to the current lockdown restrictions, only some external proposals will be able to be costed up just now and we will also make arrangements for how tenants can decide what proposals can go ahead depending on the rate that lockdown is eased.

Tenant Priority Budget Proposal Form

 

Tenant Priority Budget

There were 3 public meetings and information on them is still available:-

27/06/18 – Meeting Note and Presentation

10/10/18 – Presentation

07/02/19 – Meeting Note and Presentation