This area, according to the government, accounts for 21% of all second-home ownership in the country.(presumably they mean England alone)
Councils will distribute their share of the money to community groups to invest in building and the development of housebuilding skills.
The South East will get £11m, the East of England almost £9m, Yorkshire and Humberside £6 and the North West almost £6m.
Smaller sums will go the East Midlands, London, the West Midlands and the North East.The government says second-home ownership is at an "all-time high" and is "crowding out" first-time buyers by artificially raising prices.
"The high number of second homes can be a frustration for many who struggle to find an affordable home in their community.
"This new fund will help tackle that by boosting supply and making sure community groups are at the heart of delivering new homes, so that this is a country that works for everyone."
During the first year of the scheme, funding will focus on improving skills and reviewing housing needs in different areas.
It "must then be used to deliver housing on the ground for local people"during the second year. if