Covid-19 Homelessness Response Fund


The funding will provide financial relief to small and medium sized homelessness charities to
adapt their service delivery to respond to the crisis and what they have learnt over the last few
months about how the deliver services to people experiencing homelessness during a pandemic.

The funding aims to provide emergency financial assistance to local homelessness organisations, preventing closure, service cuts or staff redundancies threatened by increased operational costs and a loss of fundraised income due to the Coronavirus. It will also support organisations that have needed to expand or adapt their services in light of COVID-19 to support people experiencing homelessness safely and effectively.

The deadline for the Comic Relief funding stream is 3 August 2020, with decisions made during

There are two deadlines for the National Lottery Community Fund funding stream:

3 August 2020; decisions made in early September, funds distributed by the end of
14 September 2020; decisions made in mid-October, funds distributed by the end of

Awards must be spent within six months of receipt of funds or by 19 April 2021.