The Night Shelter Transformation Fund, funded by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, with grantholders being supported by Homeless Link and Housing Justice, was launched in July 2022 and has awarded £9.88million to 55 organisations.
The fund includes Revenue and Capital funding comparable to the previous Homelessness Transformation Fund 2021/22 and an additional Capital Incubator stream to support organisations with developing plans for capital work. The Fund has three main aims:
- improving the quality of off-the-street accommodation
- helping to reduce the number of people sleeping rough or requiring emergency shelter
- making long-term transformations to the services provided by non-commissioned Night Shelter providers
Examples of funded organisations includes:
- NOAH Enterprise, who have been funded through the Revenue stream to increase immigration advice for non-UK national rough sleepers in Luton.
- Emmanuel House, who were granted Capital Incubator funding to work towards becoming a registered provider.
- Gravesham Sanctuary, who received Capital funding to increase a house from four bedrooms to seven, increasing bedspaces for emergency accommodation.
A full list of grantholders can be found here.