Housing

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

Housing Helps’ New Ideas Competition (London) 7th December 2018

Charities, research bodies and organisations with an interest in a social injustice can apply for an award of £10,000 to fund a feasibility study into an issue where housing could be part of the solution. Awards will be made to organisations that have identified an under researched or particular injustice. Apply by midday on 31st January 2019 to Commonweal Housing.

New Fund Announced to Provide Move-On Accommodation for Rough Sleepers and Victims of Domestic Abuse (England excl. London) 6th December 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...

Scottish Government Launches £150 Million Building Scotland Fund (Scotland) 22nd November 2018

Organisations such as businesses; housing associations and universities can apply for loan finance through the new Building Scotland Fund. The £150 million Building Scotland Fund aims to help the development of new affordable and private sector housing; the development of modern industrial and commercial property; and supports industry-led research and development. Funding is only available up to March 2021 so is best used to help projects th...

Local Communities Projects Fund: Round 4 Opens Soon (England, Scotland & Wales) 16th November 2018

Not-for-profit organisations developing local community projects are being offered the opportunity to apply for a grant of up to £2,000 towards projects, trips, activities and equipment. Any not for profit organisation working to reduce disadvantage experienced by the most deprived people in the community such as the disabled, those living in poverty, voluntary carers and isolated older people can apply. Larger organisations with a turnover i...

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...

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 £...

Grants for small Charities Supporting the Disadvantaged (Black Country, Coventry, Warwickshire, and parts of Worcestershire and Staffordshire) 26th July 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...

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...