Homeless Link: COVID-19 Homelessness Response Fund

Covid 19 Health & Social Care Monday September 28th, 2020

Funded by The National Lottery Community Fund and Comic Relief, the Covid-19 Homelessness Response Fund distributed by Homeless Link is awarding funding to frontline organisations (registered charities, CIOs, CICs or Community Benefit Society) working directly with people experiencing homelessness and where more than 50% of beneficiaries are people experiencing homelessness.

Grant size is reflective of annual income:

TurnoverMin. Grantpage1image301853024Max. Grant
page1image301856848 page1image301856032Less than £100,000page1image301860224 page1image301860704£10,000page1image301866592£10,000page1image301864928
£100,000 – £1 millionpage1image301871616 page1image301872224£10,00010% of turnoverpage1image301878704
£1 million – £5 millionpage1image301883056 page1image301884000£25,000page1image301885536£100,000

Grants must be for revenue expenditure only. For example, costs such as staff salaries, small-scale refurbishments, ongoing fixed costs, equipment or project activities.

Applicants can apply for a grant for one or both of two reasons:

  • To help alleviate the financial impact of Covid-19 on your organisation. This may be because of a reduction in your actual or expected income this year, and/or as a result of higher costs you have incurred or expect to incur as a result of providing services to your beneficiaries as a direct result of the Covid-19 crisis.
  • To expand or adapt services in light of Covid-19 to support people experiencing homelessness safely and effectively.

There are no specific priority groups for this area however the funders are interest to know if the grant will be providing support for specific groups such as BAME people, LGBTQ+ people or if the organisation applying is led by people with lived experience of homelessness.

Please note that if you receive funding in Round One of the Covid-19 Homelessness Response Fund you are not eligible to apply again.

Deadline: There are two deadlines for The National Lottery Community Fund funding stream:

  • Monday 3 August 2020; decisions made in early September, funds distributed by the end of September.
  • Monday 14 September 2020; decisions made in mid-October, funds distributed by the end of November.

The deadline for the Comic Relief funding stream is Monday 3 August 2020, with decisions made during August.

Awards must be spent within six months of receipt of funds or by 19 April 2021.

For more information and how to apply please click here.

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