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.
All grants must be spent by March 31 2021.
Who can apply?
The Fund is open to organisations in England directly working with people experiencing homelessness, and where more than 50 per cent of beneficiaries are people experiencing homelessness. Applicants must have an annual turnover of up to £5 million.
£10,000 to £100,000
Applications are online via the Homeless Link website, and will be considered in two Panels in November and December.
The deadline for panel 1 is 1pm, Wednesday 4 November 2020, for Grants Panel on 26 November and funds received during December.
The deadline for panel 2 is 1pm, Wednesday 2 December 2020, for Grants Panel on 17 December.
Guidance and FAQ are available on the website. If you have an enquiry that is not covered in our guidance materials, you can send your enquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org or j.quagliozzi@HousingJustice.org.uk. Please insert ‘MHCLG Homelessness Winter Transformation Fund enquiry’ as your email subject and provide your organisation and contact name.