Download a full list of projects funded by the Homelessness Transition Fund
About the fund
Administered by Homeless Link, the £20m fund was set up in 2011 to distribute grants to non-profit organisations working to support rough sleepers. Funded by the Department for Communities and Local Government, 175 grants of up to £250K have been made and no more funding will be given out.
All the projects awarded grants are working to support one or more of the following outcomes:
- No one should spend a second night out
- No one should live on the streets
- No one should return to the streets once helped
- No one should arrive on the streets
Why was the fund set up?
Since the 1990s Homelessness services have become better at preventing people from losing their homes and, if they do end up on the streets, supporting them into stable accommodation, employment and a better future.
A number of challenges during the recession put this progress at risk. Not only did demand for help with homelessness increase, but many homelessness services have also seen their public funding reduced.
The Fund was set up as part of the Governments national rough sleeping strategy, 'Vision to end rough sleeping: No Second Night Out nationwide', to help ensure that progress towards ending homelessness was not lost, to help protect critical services and fund new approaches to tackling rough sleeping such as No Second Night Out.
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