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Homelessness Transition Fund offers

Homelessness Transition Fund offers

The Homelessness Transition Fund is offering grants of up to £150,000 to charities across England to fund new ways of preventing and tackling rough sleeping.

From today, organisations, especially those working in partnership, are invited to apply with ideas that help prevent rough sleeping, support individuals off the streets or ensure that, once helped, they do not become homeless again.

The first 22 projects funded by the Fund to report on progress to date, have helped over 8,000 people. Almost 6,000 of these were new rough sleepers helped off the streets before a second night out.

The HLF is offering £3.5 million in large grants and also smaller grants of between £5,000 and £25,000 from the separate £500,000 ‘Future Ready’ fund. This is designed to help homelessness services that face pressure to investing in finding new ways to secure their future.

The independent Homelessness Transition Fund was launched in 2011 to help support the Government’s rough sleeping strategy ‘Vision to end rough sleeping: No Second Night Out nationwide’. It is administered by Homeless Link, the umbrella body for homelessness charities, and supported by the Department for Communities and Local Government.

Expressions of interest for grants of up to £150,000 should be made by 21 May 2013. Shortlisted applicants will then be invited to submit a full bid.

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Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world's first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp.

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