Coronavirus (COVID-19): Homelessness response fund
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has announced £6 million of emergency funding to provide relief for frontline homelessness charitable organisations who are directly affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Homeless Link will be distributing the fund on its behalf.
Applications are accepted until 27 May and offer funding of between £10K and £100K. In order to be eligible groups must be able to satisfy the following conditions:
- currently working directly with people experiencing homelessness and where more than 50% of beneficiaries are people experiencing homelessness
- have a turnover of less than £5 million
Grants are available for either/or both of the following purposes:
- to help alleviate the financial impact of COVID-19 on the organisation. This may be because of a reduction in actual or expected income this year, and/or as a result of higher costs that have been incurred or expected to incur as a result of providing services to beneficiaries as a direct result of the COVID-19 crisis.
- to provide new or adapted services to homeless people affected by COVID-19.