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Cold Weather Fund (Homelessness)

By October 23, 2019Funding Opportunities

Deadline 6th December

Grants of between £5,000 and £25,000 are available.

Larger grants of up to £50,000 may be considered for projects working across multiple authorities.

All awards must be spent by 31 March 2020.

Registered charities and Community Interest Companies that are not commissioned by local authorities can apply.

Applications will be accepted from frontline organisations who are working to help end rough sleeping, who can demonstrate how grant funding will reduce rough sleeping and offer longer-term solutions from people sleeping rough accessing these shelters, by supporting moves into accommodation, and sustainable longer-term accommodation for those moving off the streets.

The funding is for one or both of the following purposes:

  • To provide additional accommodation to rough sleepers during the period 1 December 2019 to 31 March 2020. Additional means in this case to what is already being commissioned by the local authority. This can be either shelter beds or other accommodation.
  • To enhance the support provided in or complementary to existing commissioned shelter beds to reduce the level of returns to the street for people sleeping rough accommodated in shelters and to help secure long-term move-on from shelters. Consideration will be given to applications for training and workforce development or provision for Day Centres to extend provision to integrate services with local shelters, personalised budgets for people sleeping rough or similar activities that enhance the quality of support provided in shelters or the chances of achieving good move on outcomes from shelters.

Bids should seek to offer longer-term solutions for people sleeping rough accessing shelters, by supporting moves into accommodation, and sustainable longer-term accommodation for those moving off the streets.

Priority will be given to bids that seek to provide support for specific groups such as vulnerable women, LGBT, couples, or pet owners.

Projects must take place between 1 December 2019 and 31 March 2020.

For more information, and to apply, go to the Homeless Link website

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