Local Authorities (LAs) and Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) are able to directly apply to the WHF. Other commercial organisations such as community groups, charities and private landlords are expected to be part of a bid from a LA or RSL. Joint bids from LAs and RSLs, supported by their partners, are encouraged where there is a clear benefit from doing so e.g. to share a project management team, to benefit from economies of scale in procurement or to encourage wider learning. One party will need to be designated as the lead and will be responsible for completing the application form and underwriting any financial obligations. The funding from the WHF will be paid directly to the organisation named on the Recipient Agreement.