Updated Jul 30, 2020CLOSED

COVID-19 Homelessness Response Fund launches second round of funding

Offered by Comic Relief

Aims of the Fund
To provide financial relief to small and medium sized homelessness organisations meeting the eligibility criteria to ensure they can stay open and survive the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
To help those organisations adapt their service delivery to respond to the crisis and what they have learnt over the last few months about how to deliver services better to people experiencing homelessness during periods of increased demand and challenges.

The funding aims to provide emergency financial assistance to local homelessness organisations, preventing closure, service cuts or staff redundancies threatened by increased operational costs and a loss of fundraised income due to the Coronavirus.
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CLOSEDAug 03, 2020Deadline
£10,000 - £100,000Amount

Mandatory Requirements

Implemented In:
CountryUnited Kingdom
Focus AreasInfectious & Vector Diseases (Health)
Humanitarian Assistance
Do organisations have to be registered as a charity to apply?
Applicants must be incorporated and have one of the following legal structures:
Registered charity
Charitable Incorporated Organisation
Community Benefit Society
Community Interest Company (with asset lock)

What types of organisations will you fund?
Frontline organisations working directly with people experiencing homelessness and where more than 50 per cent of beneficiaries are people experiencing homelessness.
Small to medium sized organisations with an annual turnover of less than £5m as shown in their 2018/19 published annual accounts.
Organisations whose forecast unrestricted cash reserves will be below 3 months following the impact of COVID-19 this financial year.

What is the eligibility criteria for applicants?
Incorporated registered charity, CIO, Community Benefit Society or CIC (with asset lock)
Based in and operating in England.
Organisation is already working to end homelessness and rough sleeping
Proposed activity is in line with the organisation’s charitable mission/purpose

Other Requirements

Planned Usage of Funds
What will you fund?
Investments in systems
Investments in people
Investments in infrastructure (but excluding purchases of buildings or land)
Dedicated capacity development
Staff salaries
Project activities
Running costs
Small-scale refurbishment (but excluding refurbishments which significantly improve existing land
or building assets)
Organisational development
Contributions to fixed costs.

Are there priority areas for the fund?
There are no specific priority areas for the fund but we do want to know if you will be providing support for
specific groups such as BAME people, LGBTQ+ people or if your organisation is led by people with lived experience of homelessness.

Application Directions

Interested applicants can apply through the online application form: https://www.tfaforms.com/4833437.


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