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Grants for small, grassroots organisations to develop projects that will help them access capital funding. The Albert Hunt Capital Capacity fund is giving organisations the chance to improve their evidence of need to approach capital funds going forward.

Funded by the Albert Hunt Trust and managed by Homeless Link, projects include commissioning architect’s plans and surveys, feasibility studies, property searches, and undertaking research into existing supported housing provision. The aim of the fund is to equip organisations with the information they need to develop plans for capital projects and to improve their chances of successfully applying for capital funds.

The fund was developed out of learning from the Homelessness Winter Transformation Fund (funded by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities). It was indicated that smaller organisations were less likely to receive capital funding as they could not show the need or preliminary preparation in the same way that organisations with more capacity could. This included not being able to show that they had adequately scoped and investigated the early stages of their projects.

This funding will give them the chance to develop those early plans so they are more prepared to successfully access capital funds in the future. 

Organisations that received funding:

  • The 999 Club
  • Catching Lives
  • Shiloh Rotherham
  • Hope at Home
  • Ella’s
  • Refettorio Felix at St Cuthbert’s Centre
  • Barnabus Manchester