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Commonweal Housing is looking for new ideas for our next property-based project.

We want to support charitable organisations with ideas for innovative housing projects to tackle social injustice.

Please note that we have now lifted our deadline for submissions, which was previously the 1st of May 2020.  

We will be considering applications as they come in and making a decision on a case-by-case basis. Please note we have a fixed budget to support a limited number of research and feasibility studies in 2020. 


We are looking for housing-related solutions to address an identifiable injustice faced by clients whose needs are currently not being met by existing housing provision. We are particularly looking for solutions to social injustices related to our priority areas: 

  • the criminal justice system 
  • violence against women and girls (VAWG)
  • systemic injustices that occur at points of transition in people’s lives.  

We are also considering exceptional applications that do not fall within these categories, and are especially welcoming applications from BME-led organisations.  

Successful organisations will be asked to carry out a short-term study to establish the feasibility of an idea and proposed model. This initial study will be used to determine whether or not the idea could operate as a property-based pilot project. If there is scope for a pilot to go ahead, Commonweal would look to support the organisation to initiate and run their own pilot. 


Commonweal is keeping this call for ideas open for the foreseeable future. We are aware that many new areas of social injustice – and potential solutions of these – will emerge over the coming months, in the light of the developing COVID-19 situationWe are therefore keen to receive applications at any time over the coming months.  

We are also happy to discuss your idea with you, and answer any questions about the application process to help your submission. 


If you are planning to submit a proposal, or would like more information, please contact  

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