Homelessness Winter Transformation Fund launches

Tuesday, 20 October 2020 - 4:16pm

Homelessness, faith, community and voluntary sector organisations can now apply for transformation funding to provide single room and COVID-19 secure accommodation for people experiencing homelessness this winter.

The £2 million Homelessness Winter Transformation Fund is provided by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) and will award grants of between £10,000 and £100,000. It will be distributed by Homeless Link in partnership with Housing Justice, offering much needed support to the sector at a time when many services are at risk due to the ongoing impact of the pandemic.

The Fund aims to ensure that faith and community groups who provide winter accommodation can this year provide single room COVID-19 secure accommodation, and will also support services that prevent rough sleeping and work with people sleeping rough in innovative ways. These will build on proven approaches such as hosting, shared houses, support working and accessing the private rented sector.

The funding cannot be used to support traditional, dormitory-style night shelter provision and will seek to produce a legacy for the future of winter homelessness support.

The initial questionnaire required as part of the Capital steam is now open. This is a questionnaire to direct you whether you are eligible to apply to the Capital stream as part of the Homelessness Winter Transformation Fund 2021.

Please note, answering No to a question will not exclude you from the process, but it may mean that a conversation is required with you before progressing.

Please click here for a guidance document on this questionnaire and process. If you have any further questions please email fund@homelesslink.org.uk

Homelessness Winter Transformation Fund - Guidance Notes and FAQs

The £2 million Homelessness Winter Transformation Fund is provided by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) and will award grants of between £10,000 and £100,000. It will be distributed by Homeless Link in partnership with Housing Justice, offering much needed support to the sector at a time when many services are at risk due to the ongoing impact of the pandemic.

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