Night Shelter Transformation Fund

The government has launched a new £10m funding programme to help transform the provision of services to rough sleepers and homeless people. The aims of the Night Shelter Transformation Fund are to:

  • improve quality of off-the-street accommodation
  • help reduce the number of individuals sleeping rough or requiring emergency shelter
  • make long-term sustained transformations to the provisions made by non-commissioned Night Shelter providers

Night Shelter refers to non-commissioned accommodation services, with a low threshold for access, focused on rough sleepers and generally providing temporary accommodation.

There are three funding streams:

  • The revenue stream will fund staff, running and operational costs – including small scale refurbishments such as painting and decorating costs. Maximum grant £100,000.
  • The capital stream will fund building-based works, including property or land purchase and significant renovations to existing sites. Maximum grant £100,000.
  • A new capital incubator programme will fund smaller organisations to receive support with ideas for capital programmes, with bids expected in later rounds of funding. Maximum grant £30,000.

Applications are open to incorporated and unincorporated organisations that are working to end homelessness and rough sleeping and have operated a Night Shelter since 2019/20. Applicants must provide a letter of support from their local authority.

Focus of fund/fund aims:

Grants to help people sleeping rough to receive support they need and reduce the risk of the most vulnerable in our society returning to the streets.

Application deadline:

26 August 2022 (The fund will run until 2025 and there will be further bidding rounds)

Fund description: