The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has announced a fund of £6 million for homeless charities directly affected by Coronavirus. This fund was launched on the 14 May and is being administered by Homeless Link.

Frontline organisations where over half of their beneficiaries are experiencing homelessness and have a turnover of less than £5 million are eligible to apply for funding, the deadline for which is Wednesday 27 May. The awards must be spent by 30 October 2020.

The minimum and maximum amounts that can be applied for vary by income of organisation with organisations with an annual turnover of less than £100,000 being able to apply for £10,000 and organisations with a turnover of over £1 million eligible to apply for up to £100,000. Organisations with an annual turnover of between £100,000 and £1 million can apply for a grant worth up to 10% of their annual turnover. More guidance can be found from the Homeless Link website.

Organisations can apply for grants to cover the costs of adapting services, or creating new services, that respond to the needs of homeless people affected by Coronavirus, and/or to help alleviate the financial impact of Covid-19 on your organisation.

The application form can be found on Homeless Link’s website.