Strategic Grants – Housing First Programme

How to apply

Please note: The deadline for submissions of expressions of interest for The Henry Smith Charity Housing First Programme has now passed. Please take a look at our other grant programmes which are accessible here.

If you submitted an expression of interest to The Henry Smith Charity Housing First Programme, shortlisted applicants will be invited to submit a full application by the 15 November 2019.

If you would like to find out more about the principles of Housing First, the Homeless Link Housing First England website provides a wealth of information and resources aimed specifically at organisations looking to develop work in this area.

Please submit an expression of interest to us by email. The deadline for receipt of an expression of interest is 4 November 2019.

Your expression of interest should be no longer than 3 sides of A4 and cover:

  • Why your organisation is well placed to deliver this work.
  • A brief outline of why a Housing First service is needed in your area.
  • An outline of the activities planned.
  • How you will ensure work is in line with the Housing First principles.
  • A headline budget and timeframe for the project.

Please bear in mind that providing concise information will be of benefit at this stage of application. We may not be familiar with either your organisation or the context within which you work, so it is useful for you to convey information clearly to give us a full understanding of your proposal.

Expressions of interest will be considered on their individual merit, based on their alignment with the Housing First Programme objectives. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted directly and asked to complete and submit a full application form.

Please ensure you read our full guidelines before starting your expression of interest. Further details on how to apply are also provided within these guidelines.