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Homelessness Prevention Grant

The Homelessness Grant Programme is a revenue funding stream and assists voluntary organisations and local authorities to alleviate homelessness and rooflessness in Wales.

Criteria

It is available to:

  • assist homeless people or people threatened with homelessness
  • provide specialist advice, support and/or accommodation not readily available elsewhere
  • assist Local Authorities to support homeless people or people threatened with homelessness as part of their duties under the Housing (Wales) Act 2014.

The grant incorporates a new framework for ensuring everyone in need is helped to prevent them becoming homeless, or helped to find a new home, if they are homeless. It is vital that projects being funded via the Homelessness Grant contribute to these goals and to the effective implementation of Part 2 of the Act.

Preventing homelessness depends on effective partnership working between Local Authorities, Registered Social Landlords and other Third Sector organisations. We are keen to achieve greater coherence in the commissioning of projects from the Homelessness Prevention Grant so they complement and effectively support services and action by Local Authorities. There is now a requirement that all applications are forwarded to each relevant Local Authority on completion.  However, we encourage organisations to engage with the relevant Local Authority (or Authorities) during the development of their application.  This will ensure that services can be fully aligned with local services.

Applying for funding

The deadline for processing and assessing applications for 2016-2017 funding has now passed.

If you are seeking funding for 2017-18 you can register your interest by contacting the Welsh Government using the email address, HousingPolicyRevenueGrants@wales.gsi.gov.uk or by post to the following address:

Revenue Grants Team, Housing Policy Division, Welsh Government, Rhydycar, Merthyr Tydfil, CF48 1UZ.