Thursday, 19 May 2016

Help the Homeless

The principal objective of Help the Homeless is to support the care and treatment of the single homeless. The charity acknowledges that the reasons for homelessness are varied and often complex, involving ill health, addiction or adverse circumstances. The charity considers homelessness to be not just about the people that the public sees and thinks about —principally "rough sleepers" living on the streets — but the whole range of people who lack a home.
Help the Homeless grants are aimed at projects to find practical ways to help disadvantaged individuals return to the community through training or residential facility provision, rather than merely providing short term shelter.
Grants up to £5,000 are available for small and medium sized charities with a turnover of under £1 million per annum. Very occasionally grants of over £5,000 are awarded.
Help the Homeless distributed grants totalling £99,810 during the financial year ending 31 March 2015.
30 organisation were supported during the year, including:
Freedom Social Projects, Barnstaple (£3,000);
Hope Housing, Bournemouth (£3,000);
The Seaview Project, St. Leonards-on-Sea (£3,000); and
Progressive Lifestyles, Liverpool (£2,000).
The Fund will only consider supporting capital costs.
Applicants requiring funding for building work and refurbishment are asked to contact CRASH - the construction industry's charity for homeless people - for advice.
Funding is not available to individuals or for computers and IT equipment.
The remaining 2016 application deadlines are:
o Wednesday 15 June;
o Thursday 15 September; and
o Thursday 15 December.
Application forms can be downloaded from the Help the Homeless website.
Completed forms should be returned with a copy of the organisation's most recent audited annual accounts.
Contact details for Help the Homeless are:
Terry Kenny
Help the Homeless
6th Floor
248 Tottenham Court Road
London W1T 7QZ

(Source: GRIN)

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