New £4.5m fund available to tackle homelessness

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The fund is part of the Scottish Government’s Ending Homelessness Together action plan.

27th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart 0 Comments

Charities working to alleviate homelessness can apply for a share of a new £4.5 million fund launched today.

The grant programme, financed by the Scottish Government and managed by Corra Foundation, will help third sector organisations transform their homelessness services over the next three years.

It is being delivered as part of the government’s Ending Homelessness Together action plan, which aims to end homelessness in Scotland.

The fund will projects that trial innovative approaches to service delivery, and that are working to build cross-sector collaboration between third sector organisations, local authorities and other statutory services.

Housing minister Kevin Stewart said: “Ending homelessness requires strong partnership and collaboration across government, local authorities, the third sector and the wider public sector.

“Based on the positive progress to change systems and approaches I have seen over the last year alongside the determined effort that is obvious across the sector, I believe the foundations are in place to realise the vision of a Scotland where homelessness no longer exists.

“This new fund will support third sector organisations as they adapt how their services are delivered in line with the Ending Homelessness Together Action Plan and in context with each local authority’s Rapid Rehousing Transition Plan.”

Charities can apply for single or multi-year grants of up to £100,000 through the new fund. Applications can be made until 24 February via the Corra Foundation.