Closed Grant Funds

Read more about previous grant funds managed by Homeless Link. If you would like more information on any of our closed grant funds or about grants and investments in the homelessness sector, please get in touch with

Covid-19 Homelessness Response Fund (2020)  

Funded by MHCLG, The National Lottery and Comic Relief. This funding provided emergency financial assistance to homelessness organisations: preventing closure, service cuts or staff redundancies threatened by increased operational costs and a loss of fundraised income. It also supported organisations that needed to expand or adapt their services to support people experiencing homelessness safely and effectively.  

The homelessness sector has faced a multitude of challenges brought about by COVID-19. It has been our privilege to help organisations respond via the COVID-19 Homelessness Response Fund, whichawarded £10,097,994 in grants to 236 organisations.  

A full list of grantees can be found here.   

Homelessness Winter Transformation Fund (2020)   

With funders MHCLG, Comic Relief and the National Lottery Community Fund, Homeless Link, in partnership with Housing Justice, delivered the Homelessness Winter Transformation Fund. The projects’ overall aim was to support the homelessness, faith, community and voluntary sector to bring forward single room and COVID-19 secure accommodation over the winter of 2020/21, enabling greater dignity and safety of services.  Grants of between £10,000- £150,000 were awarded to 104 organisations, this totalled £3,684,525.   

A full list of grantees can be found here.   

With funding from MHCLG, the National Lottery Community Fund and Comic Relief, we ran the COVID-19 Homelessness Response Fund and Homelessness Winter Transformation Fund. Now in its second year Homeless Link are delivering the capital and revenue streams of the Homelessness Winter Transformation fund in 2021/22.  

Ending Women’s Homelessness 

This programme funded twenty-nine diverse charities from across England that work with women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. It was made possible by funding from the Government’s Tampon Tax Fund.  

The programme sought to help end women’s homelessness by building capacity for gender- and trauma-informed services and developing partnerships between homelessness and specialist women’s sector charities. As part of the programme a community of organisations were brought together as a network, enabling the sharing of learning and expertise and amplifying the impact of the work. 

Housing First 

As part of Homeless Link’s investment in Housing First, to support and grow a national movement of Housing First services, we have funded a range of projects exploring and implementing the Housing First model. 

This was made possible by funders Crisis, Comic Relief and the Nationwide Foundation.