£3m Homelessness Winter Transformation Fund to Open in Early May
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has announced that community and faith groups can apply for grants from 4 May 2021 to develop accommodation options that are self-contained, Covid-secure and dignified, to be ready for people sleeping rough by winter 2021/22.
The funding aims to help small-to-medium homelessness charities, community and faith groups and voluntary sector organisations transform their winter services for people sleeping rough in response to the requirements of these individuals and the need to move away from communal sleeping arrangements as a result of Covid-19.
Managed by Homeless Link in partnership with Housing Justice, the £3 million Fund will include £1 million of capital and £2 million of revenue.
This funding is in addition to Government funding provided to local authorities to bring forward winter provision, including the £10 million Cold Weather Fund and £112 million Rough Sleeping Initiative.
The capital grants round opens to applications on 4 May. The funding prospectus and frequently asked questions will be published at that time.
In the meantime, groups should note the following dates:
- 21 April 2021: Homeless Link webinar to set out key information about the fund
- By end July 2021: Decisions due on capital funding
- By early September 2021: Decisions due on revenue funding
Applications will be accepted from 4 May 2021.
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Funding Available to Help Community Organisations Strengthen the UK’s Social Fabric
Community organisations in the United Kingdom are invited to apply to a new funding programme for projects that will build stronger connections across communities, and improve the infrastructure and conditions that are needed to strengthen these connections.
The fund is interested in bold and experimental responses to bringing people together using new, or new combinations of approaches. All projects will need to:
- Have a clear equality, diversity and inclusion focus.
- Deliver across at least two countries in the UK.
- Demonstrate they can learn and adapt as they go.
Applications will be accepted from:
- Registered charities.
- Community Interest Companies (CICs).
- Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIOs).
- Community Benefit Societies.
- Co-operative Societies (if it has a not-for-profit clause and registered with the Financial Conduct Authority).
- Voluntary or community organisations.
- Statutory bodies (including town, parish and community councils).
- Companies limited by guarantee (if it has a not-for-profit clause or is a registered charity).
- Groups of organisations, as long as they are led by an eligible organisation.
Grants of up to £300,000 are available, for up to two years.
It is expected that up to 20 awards will be made for the 2021/22 period.
Applications may be made at any time while funding remains available.
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