Monday, 20 July, 2020
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) is providing new funding to local authorities, registered providers, and their local partners to engage with the next stage of their COVID-19 Rough Sleeping response.
The overall objectives of the Next Steps Accommodation Programme are to reduce rough sleeping and to seek to ensure rough sleepers brought into emergency accommodation in response to COVID-19, do not return to sleeping rough.
There are two different aspects to this fund:
Outside of London, both these aspects of funding are administered through a single process. Inside Greater London, applications for long-term accommodation and support will be administered by the Greater London Authority (GLA), while the funding for immediate and interim support will be administered by MHCLG. MHCLG will make the final decision on allocating funding.
Local authorities in England are eligible to apply.
Proposals from outside of Greater London can be submitted by Local Housing Authorities (and combined authorities). MHCLG would encourage joint bids from areas.
The two strands offer the following funding:
Proposals must be submitted by the 20 August 2020 deadline.
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