Homelessness Winter Transformation Fund launches
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.
Go to Homeless Link’s website to apply and find out more.