Housing

Homes England to Launch Bidding for Strategic Partnerships (England) 24th February 2021

Homes England has updated its strategic partnership programme, with not-for-profit registered providers, for-profit providers and developers, and local authorities amongst those able to bid for funding under the scheme to increase the delivery of affordable housing. The programme allows strategic partners to enter into a multi-year grant agreement with Homes England to deliver affordable housing rather than applying for funding on a scheme-by-...

Fund Launches to Increase Access to Immigration Advice for Rough Sleepers (Greater London) 18th February 2021

The Greater London Authority (GLA) has announced £233,000 of funding for charitable organisations to support people that are sleeping rough in London with accessing free immigration advice. Frontline homeless, migrant and advice organisations who are supporting destitute migrants sleeping rough, or in emergency or hostel type accommodation, can apply for grants of between £15,000 and £70,000 for an initial six-month period, with a potential...

£30 Million Waking Watch Relief Fund Now Open for Applications (England) 3rd February 2021

The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government has launched a new £30 million Waking Watch Relief. The fund is targeted at cities across England with most high-rise buildings with unsafe cladding and is designed to protect lease holders from the high cost of Waking Watches by providing funding for fire alarms. The fund will be distributed through councils, regional authorities and directly through the Ministry of Housing Communities...

Neighbourhood Planning Grants - Deadline Imminent (England) 19th January 2021

Through the Neighbourhood Planning Grant Scheme, local communities can apply for grants totalling £10,000 to help shape the future of their local area through the development of neighbourhood plans or neighbourhood development orders. This can include issues such as the location of new homes, shops, offices and green spaces. There is additional grant funding available for groups based in or areas where 30% or more of the neighbourhood area or...

Support for the Homeless Charities and Hospices (England and Wales) 5th January 2021

Homeless and Hospice charities can apply for support to help improve their buildings. The support takes the form of grants, free building materials and specialist advice such as, architects, quantity surveyors, project managers and specialist engineers. To be eligible for support organisations must be registered charities, have legal hold on the building in question, either freehold or lease for at least 5 years. The funding is being made ava...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available for Projects that Help the Homeless (UK) 16th December 2020

Homeless charities can apply for capital grants of up to £5,000 for projects that aim to help homeless people return to the community and enabling them to resume a normal life.  Typically, such organisations may operate small or medium-sized residential or training facilities to assist homeless people. To be eligible to apply, the charity must have an annual turnover of under £1million and with ‘unrestricted reserves’ of under six mo...

Funding to Improve Homes & Community Spaces (UK & Ireland) 16th November 2020

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to local charities across the UK & Ireland for projects that support people experiencing bad housing or homelessness, as well as community projects looking to improve their spaces. The B&Q Foundation provides funding to support people in need including those suffering financial hardship, sickness, disability, or other disadvantage or distress. The Foundation has previously awarded grants to charities rangi...

Emergency Funding for Charities Financially Impacted by the Covid-19 Crisis (UK) 10th November 2020

Grants of up to £1,000 are available to small and medium-sized charities, CICs and registered societies in the UK which are struggling to manage the financial impact of Covid-19 either because of increased demand for their services or from loss of income. The Sylvia Waddilove Foundation UK - Covid-19 Emergency Fund will provide support to organisations which are in a critical position, and operating in one of the following categories: educati...

Funding to Deliver More Affordable Homes (London) 9th September 2020

Applications are invited for proposals for innovative ways to deliver more affordable homes in London. The Mayor of London’s Innovation Fund is seeking proposals from those using innovative ways to deliver more ‘genuinely affordable’ homes to Londoners on a similar level of affordability as London Affordable Rent, London Living Rent or London Shared Ownership. This is part of Homes for Londoners, which brings together the Mayor’s work...

New Fund Launches to Give House-Building Power Back to Local People (England) 1st September 2020

A new housing fund has been launched, aiming to empower community groups to plan and build 1,000 affordable homes in communities across England. The fund, led by CAF Venturesome, the social investment arm of the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), is funded by a group of charities and benefactors including the Nationwide Foundation. The Community Led Housing Fund (CLH) is open for applications for loans, standby facilities and, in partnership with...

Housing Charity Crisis Launches Emergency Grant (UK) 6th April 2020

Crisis has established an emergency grants fund to support local groups who are financially affected by additional demands on their resources and who have expanded their provision to meet the current needs of those experiencing homelessness across the UK. Local organisations and charities providing services to those experiencing homelessness can apply for grants of up to £5,000 for short-term responses to the coronavirus emergency; and grant...