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Decent Home Assistance Grant


Please note: We currently have no funding to offer grants this financial year. We will update these pages when new funding is available.

This grant can be used for works that are required to bring the property up to a Decent Standard.

This may include works to remove health and safety hazards in the home, to carry out repairs, or to improve facilities or the thermal comfort of the property. 

For more guidance on the Decent Home Standard or works that may be eligible for assistance contact the Home Improvement Team.

Assistance towards a Standard that is either higher or lower than the Decent Home Standard may sometimes be appropriate.

The maximum Grant is £35,000. 


This grant is available to applicants who:

  • Are unable to access a loan from a commercial lender on reasonable terms, and
  • For whom a loan from the Council is also unsuitable.

This assistance will not be available to properties affected by Council plans to demolish homes.

This grant will not be available to landlords.


Only one grant will be available for a property in a five year period. 

The grant will be repaid in full to the Council when the property is sold. 

Further information on grant conditions is available from the Home Improvement team. 

Contact us

Home Improvement Team
Gateshead Council
Civic Centre
Regent Street
Tel: 0191 433 3000
E-mail: privatesectorhousingcivic@gateshead.gov.uk