COVID-19 Homelessness Response Fund 2020-21

Tuesday, 12 May 2020 - 10:46am

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has announced £6 million of emergency funding to provide relief for homelessness providers directly affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. 

Homeless Link will be distributing the Fund on the Ministry’s behalf to facilitate this much needed support to the sector at a time when many services are at risk due to the impact of the pandemic.

The COVID-19 Homelessness Response Fund opened on 14 May 2020, and funding will be allocated by June 2020.  We will fund frontline organisations working directly with people experiencing homelessness where more than 50 per cent of beneficiaries are people experiencing homelessness.  Applicants must incorporated charitable organisations with an annual turnover of less than £5 million.

If you are unable to apply for funding in this timeframe, there will be further opportunities to apply for funding for both emergency relief, and to develop new services, in this financial year.

Key dates

The grant application window will open on Thursday 14 May 2020 and close on Wednesday 27 May 2020.

All successful awards must be spent by 30 October 2020.

Further info

If you have an enquiry that is not covered in this application guidance, you can send your enquiry to fund@homelesslink.org.uk, please insert COVID-19 Homelessness Response Fund Enquiry as your email subject and provide your organisation and contact name.

You can apply online here

 

 

 

FAQs and Guidance: Homelessness Covid-19 - Response Fund 2020-21

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has announced £6 million of emergency funding to provide relief for homelessness providers directly affected by the Covid-19 outbreak. The FAQs and guidance cover questions that organisations wanting to apply to the fund may have.

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