Homelessness Transition Fund announced

The Government announced the establishment of a £20m Homelessness Transition Fund, which will be administered by Homeless Link.

At a time when homelessness is rising and many services are facing cuts, the fund will aim to support the ambition to end rough sleeping by:
• Helping to protect key frontline services that work with single homeless adults and supporting them to find a more sustainable future, and
• Supporting the introduction of No Second Night Out and other innovations.
The fund has been established as part of the cross-government strategy to tackle rough sleeping, published on 6 July 2011.

The criteria for the first funding round will be announced before the end of July 2011, with an aim to distribute funding in October 2011.
Voluntary sector organisations that spend most of their income on homelessness services, will be able to apply for grants if they meet the criteria of each funding round. Applications are also welcome from consortiums of organisations, which are led by a homelessness agency.
To receive the criteria when they are published, register for further information at Homeless Link http://www.homeless.org.uk/fund