The effect of the Covid-19 virus has been significant on organisations supporting people who are experiencing rough sleeping and homelessness. Crisis wants to support charitable organisations who are financially affected by additional demands on their resources as a result of Covid-19 and have established a UK-wide emergency grant fund for this purpose.
Scope and purpose of the grant:
• Local organisations (i.e. providing specific and direct services in a set number of locations)
• Registered charities who provide services which address homelessness (homelessness may not be their primary focus, but the funded activities must address or alleviate homelessness)
• Funding to be restricted to assistance needed to cope with the impact of Covid-19, and not simply to meet wider funding gaps
• Funding could be to meet additional demand or reduction in staffing or other resources caused by impact of Covid-19
Grant awards of up to £5,000 will be available for short-term emergencies (projects within 3 months), following a limited/fast-tracked application process (payments made in advance).
Larger Grants of up to £50,000 are also available for more structural and long term needs, including potential expansion or change in service delivery.
For more information visit the Crisis website.