Grants from Homeless Link

An overview of our current and past grant funds, with details on key dates and guidance for applicants.

Homelessness Winter Transformation Fund

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 Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has announced £3 million (£1m Capital and £2m Revenue) of transformation funding for the homelessness, faith, community and voluntary sector to provide the safest possible accommodation (individual rooms / self-contained). Homeless Link with be distributing the Fund in partnership with Housing Justice on the Ministry’s behalf.

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.

•       4th May – Initial (Capital only) questionnaire opens – this will be a short form with  no more than 10 questions that will act as a checklist to help you and ourselves ascertain whether you are eligible for capital funding or not

•       24th May – Formal application window opens – there will be separate application forms for Revenue and Capital (only those who passed the initial questionnaire will be provided with access to the capital application form).

•       21st June – Deadline for Capital applications

•       5th July – Deadline for Revenue applications

•       30th July – Capital applicants notified of outcomes

•       6th September – Revenue applicants notified of outcomes


Capital – August & September

Revenue – October & November

Please click here for a guidance document on this questionnaire and process, and complete the Pre-Qualifation Questionarre here.

If you have any further questions please email, and this webinar recording provides an overview of the Homelessness Winter Transformation Fund, outlining eligibility criteria, key objectives and aims, as well notable dates.

Read more here.

COVID-19 Homelessness Response Fund

The COVID-19 Homelessness Response Fund provides emergency funding to support homelessness organisations directly affected by the COVID-19 outbreak to adapt or expand their services.

Applications are closed, with the final round 2 grants to be announced shortly.

Round 1: The first tranche of £6 million from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, opened on 14 May 2020, and in early June over 130 grants were awarded.

Round 2: A second tranche of £5.5 million was announced on 13 July 2020. Of this funding pot, £4.82 million is provided by The National Lottery Community Fund for charities in England, and a further £680,000 is from Comic Relief, and will primarily be allocated to charities based in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The final deadline for applications was 28 September 2020. Awards must be spent within six months of receipt of funds or by 19 April 2021.

Ending Women's Homelessness Grants Programme

Homeless Link was awarded £2 million by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), from the Homelessness strand of the Tampon Tax Fund, to deliver onward grants to charities working with women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in England. The grants have been distributed and the fund is now closed.

For further information visit the webpage here.

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Tom Flynn

Grants Manager

Tom is a Grants Manager and joined Homeless Link in April 2020. He has been supporting organisations to access emergency funding during the COVID-19 pandemic. Tom also manages the Homelessness Winter Transformation Fund and the Immigration Advice for Rough Sleepers Fund.

Telephone: +44 (0)7949458832