Extension to COVID-19 Homelessness Response Fund deadline
The COVID-19 Homelessness Response Fund is an initiative hosted by Homeless Link and supported by National Lottery funding. The National Lottery Community Fund has committed £4.8 million to the fund, providing emergency financial assistance to small and medium sized homelessness organisations to support their response to COVID-19. This funding is part of The National Lottery Community Fund’s wider COVID-19 emergency response for communities.
Homeless Link still has £3.380 million of funding to distribute from The National Lottery Community Fund, and we are encouraging charities based in England that have been financially affected by COVID-19 to apply for a grant before the 28 September deadline.
The Comic Relief stream of the Fund has also been extended; homelessness charities in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland still have an opportunity to apply for grants from this strand, with approximately half of the £680,000 funding not yet distributed.
Apply for funding
If your organisation is at risk of closure, service cuts or redundancies due to increased operational costs and a loss of income caused by COVID-19, or needs to expand or adapt services to safely support people experiencing homelessness during the pandemic, please apply for funding. The deadline for applications is 28 September.