Over 130 charities receive grants from the COVID-19 Homelessness Response Fund

Monday, 8 June 2020 - 10:41am

Homeless Link has awarded emergency grants to 133 frontline homelessness charities directly affected by the Coronavirus to ensure they can continue to provide their vital services.

Charities across the country will share £6 million of funding from the COVID-19 Homelessness Response Fund provided by The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG).

The organisations being supported cover a wide spectrum of homelessness provision, from specialist services supporting young people, women, and those who identify as LGBTQ+, to those providing soup kitchens and essential supplies and support to people sleeping rough.

The financial assistance they receive will protect them against closure, service cuts and staff redundancies due to the increased operational costs and a loss or fundraised income caused by the pandemic. Crucially, this will ensure that people experiencing homelessness can continue to receive the support they need to recover and move on.

All grantees are organisations with an annual turnover of less than £5 million, where over half of beneficiaries are people experiencing homelessness. Awards must be spent by 30 October 2020.

Homeless Link is pleased to be able to provide this critical support to frontline services, and will shortly announce further opportunities for agencies to apply for funding for emergency relief, and to develop new services, in this financial year.

The COVID-19 Homelessness Response Fund grantees


700 Club

Emmaus Salford

Liverpool Homeless Football Club

Tamworth Cornerstone Housing Association

ACT (Aldates Community Transformation Initiatives)

Emmaus Sheffield

Manna House (Cumbria)

Telford Christian Council Supported Housing - Stay


Emmaus Suffolk

Mayday Trust

The Amber Foundation


Emmaus Village Carlton

Moving on Durham

The Beam Foundation

Backup North West

Encompass Southwest

New Walk CIC

The Cathedral Archer Project

Barnabus (Manchester)

Enterprise Homes Group

NOAH Enterprise

The Clock Tower Sanctuary

Barons Court Project

Falcon Support Services E.M Ltd

Nomad Opening Doors

The Connection at St Martin-in-the-Fields

Basildon Community Resource Centre

First Stop Darlington

Northampton Hope Centre

The Feed Enterprises CIC

Bradford Cyrenians Limited

Folkestone Rainbow Centre

Oasis Community Housing

The Ferry Project

Cardboard Citizens

Freedom Community Alliance

Off The Fence Trust Ltd

The Hope Hub

Cardinal Hume Centre

Gloucester City Mission

Open Homes Nottingham

The Margins Project

Caring Hands in the Community - King's Church Medway

Greater Change Community Interest Company

P.A.T.H. (Plymouth Access To Housing) Limited

The Shrewsbury Ark

Caring in Bristol


Padley Group

The Spires Centre

Caritas Diocese of Salford - Cornerstone daycentre

Handcrafted Projects

Prospect Housing Trust

The Upper Room (St Saviour's)

Causeway Irish Housing Association

Harbour Housing (Cosgarne Hall Ltd)

Providence Row

The Whitechapel Centre

Centrepoint Outreach

HARP, Southend's Homeless Chartiy

Purfleet Trust Resettlemetn Project (King's Lynn)


Change Please CIC

Healthy Living Projects Ltd

Restart Lives

Trinity Homeless Projects

Chelsea Methodist Church & Pastoral Centre

Helping Hands Essex

Room at the Inn and the "Y" Project

Trinity Winchester

Cirencester Housing for Young People

Helping Hands Community Project (Warwick)

Roundabout Ltd

Turning Tides

City YMCA, London

Herts Young Homeless group


West London Mission

Coatham house

Homeless Oxfordshire


Westfield United Reformed Church


Honeycomb Charitable Services Ltd

Shelter Housing Aid and Research Project (Leicester)

Windrush Alliance UK C.I.C (Windrush Housing Association)

Community Campus 87 ( Cleveland) Ltd

Hope at Home

SIFA Fireside

Wirral Churches' Ark Project

Cornerstone Supported Housing and Counselling

Hope Housing Training & Support Ltd



Coventry Cyrenians Ltd

House of St Barnabas

Slough Homeless, Our Concern (SHOC)

Wycombe Rent Deposit Guarantee Scheme (WRDGS)


Independence Initiative

SOT & District Gingerbread Centre Ltd

YMCA Cornwall

Elim Connect



YMCA Derbyshire

Emmaus Bolton

Justlife Foundation

Spitalfields Crypt Trust

YMCA East Surrey

Emmaus Brighton and Hove

Kairos Community Trust

St Cuthbert’s Centre

YMCA Norfolk

Emmaus Cambridge


St Petrocs

YMCA St Helens

Emmaus Hastings and Rother

King's Arms Project

Stonewall Housing Charitable Foundation

YMCA Walsall

Emmaus Hull & East Riding

Launchpad Reading

Streetwise Opera

Young Women's Housing Project

Emmaus Medway

Lincoln Community Development Worker Project (t/a developmentplus)

Support Northamptonshire

Zinthiya Ganeshpanhan Trust

Emmaus North East