Grants for small Sussex projects tackling rough sleeping & homelessness

Sussex Homeless Outreach Reconnection & Engagement (SHORE)
SHORE Small Grants Programme

SHORE has been set up by local authorities across Sussex to help tackle rough sleeping and single homelessness, with support and funding from central government. £50,000 of this government funding is now being released to support a new Small Grants Programme (SGP) for voluntary groups in Sussex.

SHORE wants to help small scale projects that help realise the vision of a No Second Night Out (NSNO) model across Sussex and make a practical difference to the lives of rough sleepers and single homeless people. Grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 will support low cost, high impact projects.

 Who Can Apply?
Grants are available to local voluntary and community groups in Sussex. Bids should be supported by the local authority where the project is based. Additional support from public, private and voluntary organisations is encouraged.

 What can be funded?
Successful projects will demonstrate evidence of need and the ability to make a real difference, for example:

Prevention of rough sleeping and single homelessness

  • Diverting & Signposting rough sleepers to relevant services
  • Personalised approaches to supporting rough sleepers
  • Piloting multi agency initiatives
  • Increasing temporary accommodation and emergency bed spaces
  • Supporting and empowering rough sleepers to realise their potential.

How to Apply
They want to know how your project will address needs. Bids must be made on the application form and will be assessed by a panel drawn from SHORE members and an independent chair. Bids that build ‘social capital’ (such as capacity building local organisations, harnessing volunteer input and making good use of community buildings) are the most likely to succeed.

The closing date for bids is Friday 26th July 2013 and decisions will be made in August. Grants will be awarded for a period of up to one year with a start date of no later than January 2014.

For more information: [email protected].