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Homelessness VCS Fund grants awarded

A Devon homeless charity is successful in funding bid.

Charities supporting vulnerable rough sleepers will be able to continue their vital work, backed by £6 million of government funding. The funding is part of a £750 million package of government support for UK charities who have been impacted by the pandemic.

A total of 132 charities across England will have access to the funding meaning they can continue to support those experiencing homelessness during coronavirus and beyond. This includes providing beds for those who need it as well as the specialist physical and mental health help they need to recover from life on the streets. Successful bids include:

  • Encompass Southwest – who support rough sleepers in Devon as well as young people aged 14 to 21 who are at risk of rough sleeping or homelessness.
  • Stonewall Housing in East London – who work directly with LGBT+ homeless people and those at risk of homelessness.

Further information and a list of all grant recipients is available here.

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