The Third Sector Homelessness Fund plans to open for applications in early January 2021 after a decision to pause this to allow organisations to respond to the global health crisis. This £3 million funding from the Scottish Government is for third sector organisations delivering homelessness services in Scotland. The purpose of the fund is to support third sector organisations to innovate and transform the services they provide to people in line with the Scottish Government’s updated Ending Homelessness Together Action Plan and Local Authorities’ Rapid Rehousing Transitions Plans (RRTPs).
Two types of grant will be available: 2 year grants and single year grants. As a broad guideline, the fund will anticipate applications of between £20,000 and £100,000 per annum for multi-year projects, and £20,000 to £75,000 for single year projects.
The fund plans to open to online applications w/c 5th January with a closing date of 8th February. The Scottish Government aims to communicate funding decisions to all applicants by the end of March 2021. Further information about the new fund including guidelines, criteria, and link to the application form will appear on the following Corra Foundation web page: https://www.corra.scot/grants/third-sector-homelessness-fund/
Minister for Local Government, Housing and Planning Keving Stewart MSP said:
“Ending homelessness requires strong partnership and collaboration across government, local authorities, the third sector and the wider public sector.
“Based on the positive progress I have seen over these last few difficult months to support our most vulnerable members of society, alongside the determined effort that is obvious across the sector, I believe the foundations are in place to realise the vision of a Scotland where homelessness no longer exists.
“This fund will support third sector organisations as they adapt how their services are delivered in line with the updated Ending Homelessness Together Action Plan and in context with each local authority’s response to tackling coronavirus.”