£3m Homelessness Transition Fund opens for applications

About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: England Funding  35 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 11 September 2012 | News The Homelessness Transition Fund is offering grants of up to £200,000 to homeless charities across England to support new ways of preventing and tackling rough sleeping.Homelessness is rising in many areas, with the number of people sleeping out on any one night estimated to have increased by 23% last year, according to Government figures published last week.Funding priority will be given to areas that are experiencing high levels of homelessness and want to adopt No Second Night Out. This is the scheme, pioneered in London, that involves putting the services in place to ensure that new rough sleepers gets rapid help so they do not spend a second night out.The closing date for applications is 12 October 2012. A series of briefings will be held for charities interested in making an application.Future Ready fundThe Fund is also launching another fund later this month. The Future Ready fund is available to homelessness services that are at risk of closure. Grants of between £5,000 and £25,000 will be available to help them find ways of securing their futures.Sharon Allen, Chair of the Fund’s Grants Panel, said: “We want to help communities that have been hardest hit by homelessness. If you’re a charity which has a new idea when it comes to tackling rough sleeping or you want to join the growing number of areas to adopt No Second Night Out, we want to hear from you.”About the Homelessness Transition FundThe Homelessness Transition Fund was set up in 2011 to help support the Government’s rough sleeping strategy ‘Vision to end rough sleeping: No Second Night Out nationwide’. Independent of government, it is administered by Homeless Link, the umbrella body for homelessness charities.It is supported by the Department for Communities and Local Government, and has so far made 62 grants worth £11.6 million.Applications for grants of up to £200k need to be made by 12th October 2012. A series of briefings will be held for charities interested in making an application.www.homeless.org.uk/fund Advertisement £3m Homelessness Transition Fund opens for applications read more

Sunderland confident of no punishment

first_img Press Association Sport also understands club secretary Liz Coley left her job in December to take up a new position, not as a result of the problem with Ji’s clearance. The 22-year-old South Korea international, who was registered with the Premier League and was included in the 25-man squad they released in August, made four appearances in the competition, as a substitute against Fulham, Southampton and Manchester United and from the start at Crystal Palace before the mistake was discovered. Only one of those games, a 1-1 draw at Southampton on August 24, saw then manager Paolo Di Canio’s side rewarded with a point. However, Ji also played in the Capital One Cup second round clash with MK Dons, which Sunderland won 4-2 on their way to the final. Neither the club nor the Premier League was available for comment. The confusion appears to surround the frontman’s return to Wearside after a successful loan spell with German Bundesliga club Augsburg last season. His spell back in English football, however, proved brief and he returned to Augsburg, this time on a permanent deal, in January this year having made just two more senior appearances under current boss Gus Poyet. Ji initially joined the Black Cats from Chunnam Dragons for £2million in June 2011 during Steve Bruce’s spell in charge, but started only six senior games for the club, although he did score a memorable winner against Manchester City on New Year’s Day 2012. Sunderland are confident they will not face further punishment for allegedly fielding striker Ji Dong-won in four games for which he was ineligible. Press Association But while it never quite happened for him on a sustained basis in England, he found German football much more to his liking to the extent that Champions League runners-up Borussia Dortmund were heavily linked with him last summer. However, Di Canio is understood to have turned down a bid of around £5million from a German club, only to discover that he could not find a place in his team for Ji, who ultimately survived at the club longer than the Italian. Sunderland currently lie in 19th place in the table, four points adrift of safety with just eight games to play, following Monday night’s 2-1 home defeat by West Ham. Sources on Wearside have revealed the club considers the matter closed after a report on Tuesday evening claimed they had been fined in December after they made the Barclays Premier League aware that they did not have international clearance for the player. The Black Cats are confident they fulfilled their responsibilities when the administrative error came to light, and insist there is no ongoing investigation amid speculation that the relegation-threatened club could yet be docked points. last_img read more