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Home For All grants fund


Update: due to the high number of applications we have received, we will be pausing the Home For All programme on 31 July 2020. Applications received after 31 July 2020 will not be considered in this round.

Since this outbreak began we’ve seen what can be achieved when we pull together as a sector. Now, we must evolve to ensure there is a permanent home for all.

In the last months we have supported over 200 amazing organisations across the UK with the In this together grants programme. This demonstrated the value of quickly funding local organisations; enabling them to adapt their services and provide emergency solutions to meet the immediate needs of people experiencing homelessness.

At Crisis we want to see homelessness ended for all. We believe everyone should have access to a settled and permanent home with the support they need to keep it. And we want to support organisations who believe the same.

As we move into the next phase of our response to coronavirus, we will now look to support organisations who wish to take bold decisions and embrace a more housing led and transformational approach to ending homelessness in their area.

We are looking to fund organisations that have ambitious plans to evolve and not go back to business as usual! That’s why we have now opened the Home for all grants fund.

 

What projects/ approaches we’re looking to fund

We are keen to support housing led initiatives such as:

  • Approaches which convert congregate accommodation into self-contained homes
  • Approaches which repurpose support services from a street based or emergency response (shelters / day centres etc) into support for people in their homes
  • Approaches from or in partnership with Housing Associations which make use of homes converted from shared ownership or higher rent tenures to social rent and offered to people moving out of homelessness
  • Approaches procuring private rented sector homes on a longer-term basis through leasing, management or acquisition to provide more settled homes to people moving out of homelessness
  • Approaches which test models of community-based support for people in their own homes
  • Approaches which look to address the needs of migrants, especially for those with no recourse to public funds.

What grants can organisations apply for?

  • Awards from £20k up to £100k fund longer-term needs and potential expansion or change in service delivery, following a full application process (payments in advance, but potential for staged payments over a specified period)
  • For exceptional applications producing larger transformational change or impact over a wider area, we may consider going over this amount.
  • For those still seeking grant funding for projects addressing immediate needs please see our other resources section further down the page.

Who can apply for a grant?

  • Local organisations across the UK
  • Registered charities who provide services to those experiencing homelessness in any form, not only those who are sleeping rough.

How to apply for a grant?

Please complete the initial application form below and send this back to bestpractice@crisis.org.uk   

Home for All Grants Fund application form 

Please also see our Guidance and FAQ

 

Partner organisations

We are pleased to be partnering with Comic Relief and The Joseph Rowntree Foundation and the Oak Foundation who are financially supporting this grants scheme.

 Funded by Comic Relief     link to Joseph Rowntree Foundation website      Oak Foundation       

 

Other grant resources

If you are seeking for a smaller grant, or one that meets immediate needs of those experiencing homelessness during this outbreak, there are a number of other grant programmes available currently.

Resources for practitioners