Building Safety Fund guidance for new applications from July 2022

Information on the Building Safety Fund (BSF).

Applies to England


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The BSFFund meets the cost of addressing life-safety fire risks associated with cladding in high-rise residential buildingsbuildings, where the building owner or developer can’t afford do so.

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All new Applicants must:should provide a FRAEW following the PAS9980:2022 methodology unless they have:

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  • Vendor Form SAP7B (private registered providers for eachSocial buildingHousing only).

Further information and details on supporting documents can be found in the LeaseholderBuilding andSafety ResidentFund Serviceguidance for new applications 2022.  


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Your3. questions?General enquiries

If you are responsible for the safety of a building and have an enquiry about the reopened Building Safety Fund, pleaseemail: email:

Published 28 July 2022
Last updated 221 AprilMarch 20242023 + show all updates
  1. Guidance has been updated to reflect the Building Remediation Hub opening on 8 April 2024.

  2. Added a section on use of information provided in relation to applications to the Fund.