The Mayor's Rough Sleeping Innovation Fund

Tuesday, 6 February 2018 - 3:17pm

The Mayor's Rough Sleeping Innovation Fund (RSIF) provides a major opportunity to develop new innovative and impactful initiatives to tackle rough sleeping in London. 

A person sleeping rough

The Rough Sleeping Innovation Fund (RSIF) provides a major opportunity to develop new innovative and impactful initiatives, to increase the pace of progress, to tackle a wider range of issues and to complement (but not duplicate) existing commissioned services, with demonstrable outcomes.

The Mayor has set aside up to £1 million over four years for this Fund. Grants for one year will range from £10,000 to £50,000. For two-year proposals, there is a maximum bid allowance of £80,000 for a two-year duration. To maximise the impact of the RSIF - will prioritise bids that include match-funding.

Bidding for the second round of the RSIF is now open. For more detail please see the RSIF prospectus and the RSIF Application Form.

All bids should be submitted to RoughSleepingCommissioning@london.gov.uk. The deadline for bids to be submitted is midnight on Friday 2 March 2018.

Details of projects funded in round one of the RSIF can be accessed by via Rough sleeping services.