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Grant programmes

At Crisis, we know that homelessness can be ended

Some of the solutions to achieve this sit within ambitious local organisations.

Through our grant programmes, we aim to identify, encourage, scale, and improve this practice across Great Britain, continually learning from the results.

So far

Three grant programmes launched since March 2020

Supporting over 200 organisations across Great Britain

£3.45 million invested 

Our programmes

Best Practice grants support new and innovative approaches to ending homelessness across Crisis' four priority themes - rapid rehousing, prevention, welfare and homelessness among non-UK nationals. The latest funding round was in 2022.

 

Home For All grants supported organisations moving to, or continuing along a housing-led approach to ending homelessness.

 

In This Together small grants and large grants supported local homelessness organisations’ emergency response to the coronavirus outbreak. (Please note: only projects supported by the In This Together large grant programme are listed below.)

 

Our grant programmes are currently closed to new applications.

Projects we’re supporting

Browse our successful projects by map or list view and filter results by UK region, priority theme or grants programme.

Region

Theme

Programme

List of projects

Aberdeen Cyrenians

https://aberdeen-cyrenians.org/

We funded a digital inclusion pilot to support Aberdeen Cyrenians service users during and after the coronavirus outbreak.

  • Start Date: May 2020
  • Region: Scotland
  • Theme: Prevention
  • Programme: In This Together

Aberdeen Cyrenians

https://aberdeen-cyrenians.org/

Aberdeen Cyrenians created a social lettings agency for the city to provide affordable, secure and decent accommodation - alongside community-based support - for people facing homelessness.

  • Start Date: November 2020
  • Region: Scotland
  • Theme: Rapid Rehousing
  • Programme: Home For All

Action Foundation

https://actionfoundation.org.uk/

Action Foundation has developed a cross-subsidy model to house more asylum seekers and refugees and expand its offer for migrants with No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF).

  • Start Date: September 2020
  • Region: North East
  • Theme: Homelessness Among Non-UK Nationals, Rapid Rehousing
  • Programme: Home For All

Action Homeless

https://actionhomeless.org.uk/

Action Homeless set up a dedicated pandemic response team to move people out of emergency accommodation and into suitable homes, covering increased private rented sector access costs.

  • Start Date: May 2020
  • Region: West Midlands
  • Theme: Rapid Rehousing
  • Programme: In This Together

Anawim

https://anawim.co.uk/

Anawim has a six-bed accommodation provision for women transitioning from prison into the community. We are funding a Housing Officer to provide a drop-in service for housing related advice and other support.

  • Start Date: April 2022
  • Region: West Midlands
  • Theme: Welfare, Prevention
  • Programme: Best Practice 2022

Ashford Place

https://www.ashfordplace.org.uk/

Ashford Place's Boost Up Young Homeless project addresses gaps in homelessness provision for people under 25. It provides rapid rehousing for young people in the private rented sector, complete with wrap-around support throughout the duration of their tenancy.

  • Start Date: September 2020
  • Region: London
  • Theme: Rapid Rehousing
  • Programme: Home For All

Ashley Community Housing

https://ach.org.uk/

Ashley Community Housing is running a Critical Time Intervention (CTI) programme for refugees who have recently been granted leave to remain and are leaving National Asylum Support Service (NASS) accommodation. This is the only CTI project working with this group in the UK that we are aware of.

  • Start Date: June 2020
  • Region: South West
  • Theme: Prevention, Homelessness Among Non-UK Nationals
  • Programme: Best Practice 2020

Aspire Oxfordshire

https://www.aspireoxfordshire.org/

Aspire Oxfordshire converted buildings into self-contained accommodation during the pandemic, and employed a move-on worker to help people into permanent homes alongside additional Housing First provision.

  • Start Date: May 2020
  • Region: South East
  • Theme: Rapid Rehousing
  • Programme: In This Together

ASSIST Sheffield

https://www.assistsheffield.org.uk/

We are funding ASSIST Sheffield’s Filling the Void project. Through this, the charity is exploring the feasibility of using Housing Association voids for people with No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF).

  • Start Date: September 2020
  • Region: Yorkshire and the Humber
  • Theme: Rapid Rehousing, Homelessness Among Non-UK Nationals
  • Programme: Home For All

Back on the Map

https://backonthemap.org/

Back on the Map's project seeks to prevent homelessness in an area of high turnover of properties by proactively delivering a package of support to tenants and prospective tenants through their Community Services and Housing teams.

  • Start Date: March 2022
  • Region: North East
  • Theme: Prevention
  • Programme: Best Practice 2022

Birmingham and Solihull Women's Aid

https://bswaid.org/

Birmingham and Solihull Women's Aid's webchat service helped women continue to access support during the pandemic.

  • Start Date: April 2020
  • Region: West Midlands
  • Theme: Prevention
  • Programme: In This Together

Boaz Trust

https://www.boaztrust.org.uk/

Our funding has enabled the Boaz Trust to provide accommodation and specialist support for newly recognised refugees. People move on in their own time and those who wish to stay continue to pay rent, which subsidises wider support work and accommodation for people with no recourse to public funds.

  • Start Date: September 2020
  • Region: North West
  • Theme: Homelessness Among Non-UK Nationals, Rapid Rehousing
  • Programme: Home For All

The Booth Centre

https://www.boothcentre.org.uk/

The Booth Centre is a community centre in Manchester run for and with people affected by homelessness. We are funding an expansion of its prevention service to provide specialist employment, learning, welfare and immigration support to women who are homeless and have pre-settled status or who are awaiting the outcome of their status.

  • Start Date: April 2022
  • Region: North West
  • Theme: Rapid Rehousing, Prevention
  • Programme: Best Practice 2022

Churches Housing Action Team

https://chatmid.org/

Churches Housing Action Team employed a specialist debt adviser in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

  • Start Date: May 2020
  • Region: South West
  • Theme: Welfare
  • Programme: In This Together

Citizen's Advice Cheshire North

https://www.citizensadvicecn.org.uk/

After its face to face services for people facing homelessness ceased during the pandemic, Citizens Advice Cheshire North increased supervision and equipment for staff and volunteers working from home.

  • Start Date: May 2020
  • Region: North West
  • Theme: Welfare, Prevention
  • Programme: In This Together

Citizen's Advice Worcester

https://citizensadviceworcester.org.uk/

We funded Citizens Advice Worcester and SmartMove's Tenancy Training and Support Coordinators to provide increased services, helping people to find and sustain private rented sector accommodation following the pandemic.

  • Start Date: July 2020
  • Region: West Midlands
  • Theme: Prevention, Rapid Rehousing
  • Programme: In This Together

Clan Childlaw

https://www.clanchildlaw.org/

We funded an emergency expansion of Clan Childlaw's legal services to prevent homelessness among care leavers and young people during and coming out of the coronavirus outbreak.

  • Start Date: May 2020
  • Region: Scotland
  • Theme: Prevention
  • Programme: In This Together

Community Links

https://www.community-links.org/

In response to the coronavirus outbreak, Community Links set up a new homelessness prevention service to help people in Newham at risk of eviction or homelessness with advice, guidance and specialist support.

  • Start Date: April 2020
  • Region: London
  • Theme: Prevention
  • Programme: In This Together

Coventry Haven

https://www.coventryhaven.co.uk/

We are funding Coventry Haven to prevent recurring homelessness and admissions to its refuge by helping women and their children integrate into their new community, working with schools and securing priority routes into specialist services for children.

  • Start Date: April 2022
  • Region: West Midlands
  • Theme: Welfare, Prevention
  • Programme: Best Practice 2022

Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre

https://www.covrefugee.org/

Coventry and Refugee Migrant Centre is leading the call to end migrant homelessness across Coventry. It is sourcing and providing additional accommodation together with personalised support, including legal advice and a therapeutic offer.

  • Start Date: December 2020
  • Region: West Midlands
  • Theme: Homelessness Among Non-UK Nationals
  • Programme: Best Practice 2020

DASU North Wales

https://dasunorthwales.co.uk/

Domestic Abuse Safety Unit North Wales (DASU) is employing a specialist worker to deliver the IRIS Programme in nine GP surgeries. The programme is an evidence-based early intervention initiative, that improves health service responses to domestic abuse.

  • Start Date: February 2022
  • Region: Wales
  • Theme: Prevention
  • Programme: Best Practice 2022

DASU North Wales

https://www.dasunorthwales.co.uk/

We funded two DASU staff to provide extra support to women facing domestic violence and homelessness in North Wales during the pandemic.

  • Start Date: April 2020
  • Region: Wales
  • Theme: Prevention
  • Programme: In This Together

Derby City Mission

https://www.derbycitymission.org.uk/

Derby City Mission has created two Navigator roles in its team to provide intense one-to-one support to people moved into Housing Association accommodation.

  • Start Date: November 2020
  • Region: East Midlands
  • Theme: Rapid Rehousing
  • Programme: Home For All

Emmaus Bristol

https://www.emmausbristol.org.uk/

Emmaus Bristol provided a financial support at the equivalent of housing benefit for three people with No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF) during the pandemic.

  • Start Date: April 2020
  • Region: South West
  • Theme: Homelessness Among Non-UK Nationals
  • Programme: In This Together

EVA Women's Aid

https://evawomensaid.org.uk/

We funded extra staff costs for EVA Women's Aid during the pandemic.

  • Start Date: April 2020
  • Region: North East
  • Theme: Prevention
  • Programme: In This Together

EYST

https://eyst.org.uk/

Ethnic Minorities and Youth Support Team (EYST) is running a project in Swansea for people who are Appeal Rights Exhausted or destitute, providing wraparound support that assists people to move forward with their asylum case and out of destitution.

  • Start Date: April 2022
  • Region: Wales
  • Theme: Homelessness Among Non-UK Nationals
  • Programme: Best Practice 2022

Goleudy

https://goleudy.org/

We funded Goleudy to repurpose and upgrade its supported temporary accommodation in response to coronavirus requirements, and move towards a rapid rehousing service.

  • Start Date: April 2020
  • Region: Wales
  • Theme: Rapid Rehousing
  • Programme: In This Together

Home4U

http://home4ucardiff.org/

Our funding is helping Home4U meet increased demand on its services and provide accommodation and legal advice for destitute asylum seekers.

  • Start Date: September 2020
  • Region: Wales
  • Theme: Rapid Rehousing, Homelessness Among Non-UK Nationals
  • Programme: Home For All

Hope at Home

http://www.hopeathome.org.uk/

Hope at Home is the only UK charity providing a hosting scheme for people escaping modern day slavery. It is developing its model and reach, and strengthening the call for policy change around people with No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF).

  • Start Date: September 2020
  • Region: West Midlands
  • Theme: Homelessness Among Non-UK Nationals
  • Programme: Best Practice 2020

Humbercare

http://www.humbercare.org.uk/

Humbercare scaled up and adapted its support and accommodation offer for people released from prison during the pandemic.

  • Start Date: April 2020
  • Region: Yorkshire and the Humber
  • Theme: Prevention
  • Programme: In This Together

Justlife

https://www.justlife.org.uk/

Justlife supports people living in poor circumstances in temporary accommodation. The charity brought on an additional worker to adapt its service and reach people further isolated by the coronavirus outbreak.

  • Start Date: May 2020
  • Region: North West
  • Programme: In This Together

Leeds Gypsy and Traveller Exchange

https://www.leedsgate.co.uk/

Leeds Gypsy and Traveller Exchange is reducing homelessness in the Gypsy and Traveller community through their sustainable tenancies’ advocacy model. Our funding will help understand what choice and control looks like for people whom traditional bricks and mortar solutions to housing need may not be suitable.

  • Start Date: December 2020
  • Region: Yorkshire and the Humber
  • Theme: Rapid Rehousing
  • Programme: Home For All

The Magdalene Group

https://magdalenegroup.org/

We funded a Trauma-informed Housing Worker at the Magdalene Group to increase the specialist support it could provide women and young people during the pandemic.

  • Start Date: May 2020
  • Region: East of England
  • Theme: Prevention
  • Programme: In This Together

Only a Pavement Away

https://onlyapavementaway.co.uk/

Only A Pavement Away helps people facing disadvantage and experiencing homelessness into employment in the hospitality sector. We are funding a new dedicated homelessness sector Development Worker to help more people find work.

  • Start Date: June 2020
  • Region: London
  • Theme: Welfare
  • Programme: Best Practice 2020

Open Door Accommodation Project

https://www.odap.co.uk/

The Open Door Accommodation Project (ODAP) Community Outreach Service supports young people aged 16-25 with their short-term housing needs while working towards longer-term independent living. The project also provides resettlement support once a permanent tenancy is offered, and links in with a local tenancy support service where needed.

  • Start Date: April 2022
  • Region: Scotland
  • Theme: Rapid Rehousing, Prevention
  • Programme: Best Practice 2022

Path

https://www.pathdevon.org/

Path is working to increase the amount of good quality, affordable private rented sector options for people moving out of temporary accommodation. In this project, Path is leasing homes in order to bear the ‘risk’ of tenants not likely to be offered property on the open market.

  • Start Date: November 2020
  • Region: South West
  • Theme: Rapid Rehousing
  • Programme: Home For All

Pathway

https://www.pathway.org.uk/

The homelessness and health charity Pathway sourced personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect people from coronavirus.

  • Start Date: April 2020
  • Region: London
  • Programme: In This Together

Positive Action in Housing

https://positiveactionh.org/

Positive Action in Housing's Refugee & Migrants Homelessness Advice Service supports people into secure housing, allowing them to move from “destitution to contribution." Alongside this, its Rooms for Refugees Project provides stability through volunteer hosts, enabling guests to resolve legal applications and find a positive, productive housing outcome.

  • Start Date: February 2022
  • Region: Scotland
  • Theme: Prevention
  • Programme: Best Practice 2022

Positive Steps

https://positivesteps.org.uk/

Positive Steps' intensive housing support team provided a 'housing plus' element in respond to the increased needs of vulnerable adults during the pandemic.

  • Start Date: April 2020
  • Region: Scotland
  • Theme: Prevention
  • Programme: In This Together

Public Law Project

https://publiclawproject.org.uk/

Public Law Project has developed a unique consultancy offer for Crisis Skylights in partnership with local law centres . The project provides specialist EUSS (immigration) and welfare benefit advice across three geographical areas.

  • Start Date: October 2020
  • Region: London, West Midlands
  • Theme: Homelessness Among Non-UK Nationals, Welfare
  • Programme: Best Practice 2020

Rentstart

https://www.rentstart.org/

Rentstart houses and provides ongoing support to people in the private rented sector. In response to the pressures of the coronavirus outbreak on the charity's clients, Rentstart increased its staff hours and created a new post to prevent anyone being pushed into homelessness.

  • Start Date: May 2020
  • Region: South East
  • Theme: Prevention
  • Programme: In This Together

Rock Trust

https://www.rocktrust.org/

Rock Trust works with young people between the ages of 16-25 who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. It developed specialist support to help young people into accommodation during the pandemic.

  • Start Date: July 2020
  • Region: Scotland
  • Programme: In This Together

Rowan Alba

https://rowanalba.org/

Rowan Alba's project takes advantage of empty accommodation in Edinburgh to expand its intensive 24-hour support model for people with substance misuse issues who need more than Housing First can provide.

  • Start Date: October 2020
  • Region: Scotland
  • Theme: Rapid Rehousing
  • Programme: Home For All

Settle

https://wearesettle.org/

We are funding a Programme Officer to deliver Settle's programme for young people aged 18-25 living independently for the first time, providing support with tenancies, finances and wellbeing in partnerships with housing associations and local authorities.

  • Start Date: April 2022
  • Region: London
  • Theme: Prevention, Welfare
  • Programme: Best Practice 2022

Spitalfields Crypt Trust

https://www.sct.org.uk/

Spitalfields Crypt Trust is piloting its ‘Addiction Recovery meets Homeless Health’ project for between three and five people who have been long-term rough sleeping and are not ready to commit to abstinence. The project has strong fidelity to the Housing First principles and model.

  • Start Date: June 2020
  • Region: London
  • Theme: Prevention
  • Programme: Best Practice 2020

St Petrocs

https://www.stpetrocs.org.uk/

St Petrocs adapted to meet the increased demand on its services alongside the challenges of supporting people facing homelessness and the pandemic in rural areas.

  • Start Date: April 2020
  • Region: South West
  • Theme: Prevention, Rapid Rehousing
  • Programme: In This Together

St Petrocs

https://www.stpetrocs.org.uk/

A new ‘Prevent and Retain’ project worker will help St Petrocs to provide person-centred and client-led support, helping people rough sleeping to find and sustain private rented accommodation (a particular challenge given the number of holiday lets in the local Cornwall area).

  • Start Date: April 2022
  • Region: South West
  • Theme: Prevention, Rapid Rehousing
  • Programme: Best Practice 2022

Stonepillow

https://stonepillow.org.uk/

Our funding enables Stonepillow, alongside partners across West Sussex, to provide Housing First for people coming out of hotels for the next two years.

  • Start Date: September 2020
  • Region: South East
  • Theme: Rapid Rehousing
  • Programme: Home For All

Sufra NW London

https://www.sufra-nwlondon.org.uk/

Our funding enabled Sufra NW London to coordinate food service delivery during the pandemic.

  • Start Date: April 2020
  • Region: London
  • Theme: Homelessness Among Non-UK Nationals
  • Programme: In This Together

Turning Tides

https://www.turning-tides.org.uk/

In response to the coronavirus outbreak, Turning Tides increased its mentoring and befriending and virtual wellbeing offer for people who are rough sleeping or vulnerably housed, alongside developing resources for digital inclusion.

  • Start Date: May 2020
  • Region: South East
  • Programme: In This Together

Wycombe Homeless Connection

https://www.wyhoc.org.uk/

We funded Wycombe Homeless Connection's homelessness prevention service and a new Advocacy Worker post to prevent evictions during the pandemic.

  • Start Date: April 2020
  • Region: South East
  • Theme: Prevention
  • Programme: In This Together

YMCA Dulverton Group

https://www.ymca-dg.org/

YMCA Dulverton Group updated its case management system to improve its data collection and analysis and meet the increased demand on its services during the pandemic.

  • Start Date: April 2020
  • Region: South West
  • Theme: Prevention
  • Programme: In This Together

YMCA North Tyneside

https://ymcanorthtyneside.org/

YMCA North Tyneside is working to reduce the time young people are in supported temporary accommodation, moving them quickly into independent homes and increasing permanent options.

  • Start Date: October 2020
  • Region: North East
  • Theme: Rapid Rehousing
  • Programme: Home For All

Friends of Mary Seacole

  • Start Date: January 0001