COVID-19 Homelessness Response Fund

funding update

Aims/priorities: The funding aims to provide emergency financial assistance to local homelessness organisations, preventing closure, service cuts or staff  redundancies threatened by increased operational costs and a loss of fundraised income due to the Coronavirus.

It will also support organisations that have needed to expand or adapt their services in light of COVID-19 to support people experiencing homelessness safely and effectively.

Grants must be for revenue expenditure only.

Who can apply? 

  • Incorporated registered charity, CIO, Community Benefit Society or CIC (with asset lock)
  • Organisation is already working to end homelessness and rough sleeping.
  • Organisation currently works directly with people experiencing homelessness and more than 50% of its beneficiaries are people experiencing homelessness.
  • Proposed activity is in line with the organisation’s charitable mission/purpose.
  • Small to medium sized organisation (up to £5 mission annual income).
  • Organisations with forecasted unrestricted cash reserves below 3 months operating costs following the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We will not fund organisations who received funding in round one.

Grant amount: Not specified

Application process: Online application form accessed from their website.

Deadline:  There are two deadlines for the National Lottery Community Fund funding stream:

  • 3 August 2020; decisions made in early September, funds distributed by the end of September.
  • 14 September 2020; decisions made in mid-October, funds distributed by the end of November.

Awards must be spent within six months of receipt of funds or by 19 April 2021.

Website address:


Not specified
Charitable Company
Registered Charity
Social Enterprise
Funding Theme: 
Covid 19
Unpublish Date: 
Monday, 14 September, 2020