Save thousands with our Key Worker Deposit Contribution scheme 

Whether you’re looking to take your first step onto the property ladder, or move into a bigger home, we could help you make your move with our Key Worker Deposit Contribution scheme.

What is the Key Worker Deposit Contribution Scheme?

Key Worker Deposit Contribution

As a thank you for the support provided to our communities, we are offering key workers a contribution towards your deposit, plus we'll include flooring in your energy-efficient, brand-new home.

With the scheme, for every £20,000 spent on the purchase price of a brand-new Barratt home, we will contribute £1,000 towards your deposit.

Here's an example of how it works:

For a home costing £325,000, you would qualify for a contribution of £16,250.

Who is eligible?

  • NHS;
  • Education;
  • Police Force;
  • Fire Service;
  • Ministry of Defence;
  • Environmental Service;
  • National Highways, Transport Scotland & Transport for Wales;
  • Probation Service;
  • Local Authority;
  • Prison Service;
  • Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI);
  • and Foster Carers.
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How do I apply for the Key worker deposit contribution scheme?

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Find out if you’re eligible for our Key Worker Deposit Contribution, contact our Sales Adviser today for more information.

Use the search bar below to book an appointment at a development near you.

Click here for the full terms and conditions.


Why buy new?

  • We design our homes so they are energy efficient, so you could have cheaper bills each month
  • Our homes are low maintenance, so you don’t need to worry about DIY
  • You could add your personal touch by picking the upgrades for your home
  • All our homes come with a 2 year fixture and fittings warranty and a 10 year structural warranty* for your peace of mind
  • You can buy with confidence knowing that we have won awards for our quality year after year
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Key Worker Deposit Contribution FAQs

  • There is no price limit on the property you could buy, as long as you're eligible for the scheme just speak to your Sales Adviser at your chosen development. 
  • No there is no maximum income limit, you just need to meet the eligiblity criteria for the scheme.
  • If you are currently employed by one of the following bodies/institutions you may be eligible for the scheme speak to the Sales Adviser at your chosen development.


    • NHS
    • Education
    • Police Force
    • Fire Service
    • Ministry of Defence
    • Environmental Service
    • National Highways, Transport Scotland & Transport for Wales
    • Probation Service
    • Local Authority
    • Prison Service
    • Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI)
    • and Foster Carers

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*Although all of our homes come with an NHBC warranty, it is not always an NHBC Buildmark Warranty. Please speak to a Sales Adviser on your chosen development to confirm which NHBC warranty will apply to your selected plot.