Tag Archives: Homeless

National Rough Sleeping Strategy

VCSA members may have seen news of the Government’s Rough Sleeping Strategy in the national media over the summer months. Announced by Communities Secretary James Brokenshire, the Government’s £100 million rough sleeping strategy will focus on preventing people from becoming … Continue reading

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Homeless Link Social Investment Fund

Launched in May 2017the Homeless Link Social Investment Fund has, over three years, £4.5m to invest in charities and social enterprises working to reduce homelessness across England. The aim is to test and learn where social investment can be most … Continue reading

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Funding Round Up

Mercers’ Company and Philanthropy Opens New Theme to Applications The purpose of the Mercers’ Company and Philanthropy is to nurture aspirations and invest in opportunities to create positive change so that everyone has the potential to lead a fulfilling life. … Continue reading

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Procurement Opportunities

The latest tender opportunities are available on the Shropshire Council website. Click here to view the webpage. Current tenders include: Tender ref Supply/service description Estimated contract value Contract period Submission deadline   Supporting Positive Activities for Looked-after Children – expression … Continue reading

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The Shrewsbury Ark Seeks Your Support

    The Ark, a registered charity, is a direct-access drop-in centre opposite the Railway Station in Shrewsbury, supporting homeless and vulnerable people.   It is open every weekday, offering a warm welcome with hot food and drink, a shower and … Continue reading

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Funding Round Up

Homeless Link’s Social Investment Fund for England to Launch in June Homeless Link, the national membership organisation for homelessness and supported housing agencies, is launching a £4.5 million Social Investment Fund on 19 June 2017. The programme is funded by … Continue reading

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New Collection Boxes Unveiled On The Streets Of Shrewsbury

News from Team Shrewsbury Four metal collection boxes are now in place in Shrewsbury town centre – to encourage people to donate money directly to local homelessness charities, rather than giving it to someone begging in the town’s streets. Located … Continue reading

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Procurement Opportunities

Don’t forget to check the Shropshire Council Procurement Portal for tendering opportunities. Recent tenders include: Shropshire Homelessness Prevention and Private Rented Sector Accommodation Scheme The development of a community centre that provides community resources in Ellesmere alongside the provision of … Continue reading

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New Scheme Launched To Help Shrewsbury’s Homeless And Tackle Begging

A new initiative has been launched in Shrewsbury to encourage people to donate money directly to local homelessness charities, rather than giving it to someone begging in the town’s streets. The Alternative Giving scheme has been set up by the … Continue reading

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Bleak Midwinter Project

Your help needed! Each year, in partnership with other local voluntary organisations, Maninplace heads up the Bleak Midwinter Project. The aim of which is to bring rough sleepers in from the cold during the coldest months of the year. From … Continue reading

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