Covid-19 Homelessness Response Fund launches second round of funding

Posted 21.07.2020

Homelessness organisations affected directly by COVID-19 can now apply for funding of £5.5million in a second round of grants distributed by Homeless Link.

Of this funding pot, £4.82 million is provided by The National Lottery Community Fund for homelessness charities in England and a further £680,000 is from Comic Relief, which will primarily be allocated to charities based in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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.

What can be funded

You can apply for a grant for one or both of two purposes:

  1. To provide emergency financial assistance, preventing closure, service cuts or staff redundancies threatened by increased operational costs and a loss of fundraised income due to the Coronavirus.
  2. To expand or adapt services in light of COVID-19 to support people experiencing homelessness safely and effectively.

Grants must be for revenue expenditure only.

Who can apply?

  • Frontline organisations where more than half of beneficiaries are people experiencing homelessness.
  • Organisations with an annual turnover of less than £5 million.
  • Incorporated registered charity, CIO, Community Benefit Society or CIC (with asset lock)
  • Organisation is already working to end homelessness and rough sleeping.
  • Proposed activity is in line with the organisation’s charitable mission/purpose.
  • Organisations with forecasted unrestricted cash reserves below 3 months operating costs following the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Deadline for applications:

  • Comic Relief deadline – 3 August 2020
  • National Lottery Community Fund deadlines – 3 August 2020 and 14 September 2020

VISIT HOMELESS LINK’s WEBSITE for more information and to apply

 

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