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One Public Estate: Brownfield Land Release Fund (BLRF2) Round 3 – how to apply

Information and relevant forms for applying for Brownfield Land Release Fund (BLRF2) Round 3.

Applications must be coordinated by the OPE Partnership and submitted via the designated accountable body of your local OPE Partnership. We welcome concise, clearly structured, and well-referenced proposals. 

One Application Form and one Technical Annex must be submitted per application. One Basic Details Form (BDF) must be submitted per OPE partnership, covering all projects submitted by the partnership. 

Before applying, applicants should read the Fund Details, Technical Annex and accompanying guidance, FAQs, Application Form and other supporting documents.   

For further advice and guidance on how to structure your application, please contact your regional programme managers.

Round Three fund is now closed for applications

Applications for the third round of BLRF2 funding must be received from the OPE partnership lead council by 23.59 on Wednesday 14 February 2024. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Funding criteria

The assessment process will follow three stages, as detailed below:

  1. Eligibility criteria
  2. Gateway criteria
  3. Project prioritisation criteria

Further guidance on the above can be found in the fund detailsFAQs and below in the downloadable documents.

Downloadable documents


This is the final round of funding for the current BLRF2 programme.

The application timetable for BLRF2 Round 3 is as follows:

BLRF2 Round 3 open for applications 12 December 2023

Final deadline for applications 23.59 on 14 February 2024

Decision on final applications and announcement of funding awards Summer 2024

All councils awarded funding will be required to sign a Grant Funding Agreement (GFA).

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