Housing

Transforming the Private Rented Sector (UK) 18th October 2018

Organisations that work directly with tenants have until the 18th November 2018 to apply for funding for projects that strengthen the voice of tenants in the private rented housing sector (PRS). A total of £450,000 is available to fund work that will improve the ability of PRS tenants to have a voice in their personal housing issues or in housing matters in their local area. The funding is being made available by the Nationwide Foundation wh...

New £20 Million Fund to Help Homeless People into Private Rented Accommodation (England) 16th October 2018

The Government has launched a new £20 million fund to help homeless people into private rented accommodation. The fund is open to bids from Local Councils to help set up or maintain existing schemes that provide financial support to help people who are at risk of homelessness access or maintain their tenancies. This can include helping people with their deposits for the tenancy or rent payments. Alternatively, some schemes may involve the cou...

Support for the Homeless Charities and Hospices (England and Wales) 12th October 2018

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 10 years. The funding is being made...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available for Projects that Help the Homeless (UK) 18th September 2018

Homeless charities can now apply for grants of up to £5,000 for projects that aim to help thomeless people resume a normal life. The grants are available for capital costs and examples of previously supported organisations include the Booth Centre, an advice and activity centre for homeless people in Manchester, where people undertake education and training courses as well as receiving advice and food, which received a grant of £1,500 to tra...

Phase Two of the Community Housing Fund Opens for Applications (England excl. London) 18th September 2018

Homes England has announced that Phase Two of the Community Housing Fund is now open for applications. The fund is making £163m available for affordable homes across England. Eligible applicants include community-led groups that want to deliver new affordable housing schemes. Local authorities and registered housing providers may apply on behalf of community groups to support them through this process. Phase Two bidding is now open for capi...

New £1 Billion Housing Delivery Fund Announced (England) 14th September 2018

Barclays Bank has announced plans to launch a new £1 billion Housing Delivery Fund to help build thousands of new homes across England. Barclays in partnership with the UK Government will provide loans ranging from £5 million to £100 million to developers and house builders who are able to demonstrate the necessary experience and track record to undertake and complete their proposed project. Of the £1 billion fund, Barclays is providing £...

New Fund Announced to Provide Move-On Accommodation for Rough Sleepers and Victims of Domestic Abuse (England excl. London) 22nd August 2018

As part of its Rough Sleeping Strategy, the Government has launched a new £50 million fund to free up hostel spaces by increasing the availability of affordable or second stage housing, for rough sleepers, those in hostel accommodation, and victims of domestic abuse currently living in refuges. The fund will provide capital grants contributing towards the costs of developing move-on accommodation for these groups. Revenue funding will also be...

New Fund Launched to Support the Building of Affordable Homes (England) 10th July 2018

The government is making available £163 million across England up to 2020 to 2021 to support an increase in housing supply in England by increasing the number of additional homes delivered by the community-led housing sector. The aim is to provide housing that is affordable at local income levels and remains so in perpetuity; and to deliver a lasting legacy for the community-led housing sector in the form of an effective and financially self...

Mayor's Fund for Bristol (Bristol) 1st June 2018

Charities and social enterprises in Bristol can apply for grants of up to £2,000 to address important social issues in the city. Specifically, the fund has been set up to support organisation working to address housing and homelessness organisations to develop medium- and long-term solutions that will bring about systemic change. To be eligible the applicant organisation must be able to show how their project supports people who have been hom...

Grants for small Charities Supporting the Disadvantaged (Black Country, Coventry, Warwickshire, and parts of Worcestershire and Staffordshire) 2nd May 2018

Grants of between £250 and £1,000 are available to registered charities and charitable incorporated organisations within a 25-mile radius of Birmingham City Centre that have an income of less than £500,000 per year and who support the disadvantaged and those marginalised within the community. This includes the Black Country, Coventry, Warwickshire, and parts of Worcestershire and Staffordshire. The funding which is being made through the...