Grants from Homeless Link

An overview of our current and past grant funds, with details on key dates and guidance for applicants.

Homelessness Winter Transformation Fund

Homelessness, faith, community and voluntary sector organisations can now apply for transformation funding to provide single room and COVID-19 secure accommodation for people experiencing homelessness this winter.

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has announced £3 million (£1m Capital and £2m Revenue) of transformation funding for the homelessness, faith, community and voluntary sector to provide the safest possible accommodation (individual rooms / self-contained). Homeless Link with be distributing the Fund in partnership with Housing Justice on the Ministry’s behalf.

The fund is now open; please see key application documents, prospectus and FAQ’s.

  • All Revenue stream applicants can access application documents from our website.
  • Applicants to the Capital stream will receive an email invitation to apply following their successful pre application questionnaire.
  • Please click here to access the Revenue application form.

Key Dates:

  • 24th May: Pre-application Capital questionnaire deadline; Capital stream full application invitations; Revenue stream opens to applications
  • 21st June: Deadline for Capital applications
  • 5th July: Deadline for Revenue applications
  • 30th July: Capital stream applicants notified of outcome
  • 6th September: Revenue stream applicants notified of outcome

If you have an enquiry that is not covered in our guidance materials you can send you enquiry to  or . Please insert ‘MHCLG Homelessness Winter Transformation Fund enquiry’ as your email subject and provide your organisation and contact name.

Read more here.


Responding to the Resilience Risk: Funded Resilience Training Programme for London based Homelessness Organisations

What is it?

• On 5th July applications open to Expressions of Interest for the Responding to the Resilience Risk 2 (RRR2) programme.

• This programme of personal and team development is devised by Guildhall Coaching Associates and initiated and funded by City Bridge Trust with Oak Foundation.

• The programme will run from October 2021- March 2022. Coaching principles underpin this resilience training, which will be delivered via group and one to one sessions.

What does it involve?

• Each organisation participating will receive a payment of £25,000 (inclusive) to enable staff time to be released for programme focus.

• Individuals taking part will commit to the programme as a whole, incorporating one to one and group activities led by specially trained coaches from Guildhall Coaching Associates.

• Participants will be part of research and an evaluation, led by our partner Renaisi, alongside sessions to enable understanding the impact of resilience-based initiatives.

Who can apply?

• Twelve organisations whose primary focus is homelessness will be selected to take part, each with eight individual staff members or long-term volunteers who are able to commit on average three hours per week to the programme, with this time protected by the organisation in question. All organisations must work towards a charitable objective and have an up to date safeguarding policy in place.

• Only London based organisations are eligible, with any staff or volunteers involved having a London focus to their work.

• Participants must work as part of the team to deliver frontline services for the organisation applying. Staff from a range of roles and seniority are encouraged to participate.

• Micro, small and medium organisations with an annual turnover not significantly over £2million are welcome to apply.


If you are interested in being part of the programme please fill out an Expression of Interest by 12th July:


COVID-19 Homelessness Response Fund

The COVID-19 Homelessness Response Fund provides emergency funding to support homelessness organisations directly affected by the COVID-19 outbreak to adapt or expand their services.

Applications are closed, with the final round 2 grants to be announced shortly.

Round 1: The first tranche of £6 million from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, opened on 14 May 2020, and in early June over 130 grants were awarded.

Round 2: A second tranche of £5.5 million was announced on 13 July 2020. Of this funding pot, £4.82 million is provided by The National Lottery Community Fund for charities in England, and a further £680,000 is from Comic Relief, and will primarily be allocated to charities based in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The final deadline for applications was 28 September 2020. Awards must be spent within six months of receipt of funds or by 19 April 2021.

Ending Women's Homelessness Grants Programme

Homeless Link was awarded £2 million by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), from the Homelessness strand of the Tampon Tax Fund, to deliver onward grants to charities working with women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in England. The grants have been distributed and the fund is now closed.

For further information visit the webpage here.

Talk To Us

Tom Flynn

Grants Manager

Tom is a Grants Manager and joined Homeless Link in April 2020. He has been supporting organisations to access emergency funding during the COVID-19 pandemic. Tom also manages the Homelessness Winter Transformation Fund and the Immigration Advice for Rough Sleepers Fund.

Telephone: +44 (0)7949458832