Homelessness Prevention Fund Application 2019/20

Objective One of the Homelessness Strategy 2017-22, published in April 2017, is to Prioritise Homelessness Prevention.  There are many social, economic and family factors that can result in a household becoming homeless. These factors are outlined throughout the Strategy. Under Objective One of the Strategy, the Housing Executive has developed the “Homelessness Prevention Fund” and is seeking expressions of interest for projects that can help prevent homelessness by targeting the homeless triggers within the Strategy that can lead to homelessness. These expressions of interest will be assessed under a five category typology which includes:

  • Assisting in the public’s understanding of the complex nature of homelessness.

  • Identifying particular groups which are at the highest risk of homelessness

  • Raising awareness of homelessness to ensure households approaching crisis can access support.

  • Undertaking pre-crisis intervention. This can take the form of advice and mediation services; proactive interventions and targeted services at known risk points.

  • Preventing recurring homelessness, including ensuring tenancy sustainment is central to preventing repeat homelessness.

There is no maximum limit on funding which can be applied for but it is anticipated, that due to the timeframe in which projects must be completed by, that many applications will be for £30,000 or less. Applications for funding are limited to constituted groups in the community sector or organisations in receipt of homelessness or Supporting People funding.

Upon completion of this application form (see link below) please sign and return, with any relevant supporting documentation, via email to homelessness.strategy@nihe.gov.uk or via post to the address below:

Homelessness Policy & Strategy,

1st Floor, 9 Lanyon Place,

 Belfast,

 BT1 3LZ

If you have any queries on the application form, please contact any of the staff below:

Richard Tanswell              02895 982 327                   Maureen Kerr                    02895 982 639

Nicholas McGrath            02895 982 747

Homelessness Prevention Fund Application 2019-20

Guidance Notes

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS 5.00PM ON FRIDAY 6th SEPTEMBER 2019 – ANY RESPONSES SUBMITTED AFTER THE DEADLINE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR FUNDING.