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Grants for voluntary and community groups to help prevent homelessness

20 Jul 2015 - 11:54 by michelle.foster

If you’re a voluntary or community group, specifically one that is pro-active in this field, you can apply for funding to tackle and prevent homelessness.

As part of its continued commitment to preventing homelessness, Manchester City Council is aiming to provide investment in 2015/16 through the Directorate for Children and Families Homelessness Prevention Grants programme.

This investment will assist in the prevention and reduction of homelessness and rough sleeping and will support the delivery of Manchester’s Homelessness Strategy (2013 – 2018), particularly around economic growth, supporting and investing in people and developing neighbourhoods where people want to invest and live in.

Manchester City Council are seeking applications for funding from Voluntary and Community Sector services / organisations that are specifically pro-active in preventing homelessness and reducing the number of rough sleepers in the City, ensuring nobody in the City need sleep rough for a second night; enabling access to suitable, sustainable accommodation and support services; and enabling homeless people to access volunteering, training and employment opportunities.

Applications for funding can be from a consortium or individual organisations, but they must be based in Manchester and working with Manchester people. There is £530,000 funding for the overall homeless prevention grant programme per annum. This year the programme will run from 1 September 2015 to March 2016 (pro rata).

For further information and to apply, visit: www.manchester.gov.uk/info/200047/grants/6984/grants_for_voluntary_and_community_groups_to_help_prevent_homelessness

Deadline: Friday 31 July 2015

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