How to apply for OPE and Self & Custom-Build funding

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Applications are now closed

All applications should be co-ordinated and agreed by the OPE partnership and submitted by the accountable body for the partnership. We welcome concise, clearly structured and well-referenced proposals.

Please complete the application template, basic details form and technical annex fully, providing any other essential supporting documents. Please refer to the FAQs for what will be accepted.

Applications should be submitted to the One Public Estate team via email [email protected] by 23:59 on Monday 8 November 2021.

For further advice and guidance on how to structure your application/s, please contact your regional team.

Late applications (any which are received after the deadlines stated above), either in part or full, will not be accepted.

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Application forms

One Public Estate

Self and Custom-Build


Application stage Date
Application window for OPE9 and Self and Custom-Build 2 opens 28 September 2021
Final deadline for OPE9 and Self and Custom-Build 2 applications 23:59 Monday 8 November 2021
Decision on final applications and announcement of funding awards Spring 2022


If successful, OPE partnerships will receive funding offers on behalf of project owners. Local Authority project owners will be provided with a Conditions of Funding letter. These documents will detail the funding award and delivery arrangements for funded projects.

Further guidance and support on applications is available from your OPE regional team.