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Frontline Network Alliance funding round (now closed)

Frontline Network Alliance funding round (now closed)

Frontline Network Alliance funding round (now closed)

Friday, August 13, 2021

The St Martin-in-the-Fields Charity has made available £500,000 for up to 5 charities that support our mission to support frontline workers as they empower people experiencing homelessness to secure and keep a safe place to live. Closing date for applications was 5pm on Friday 13th August 2021.

We are looking to enter a working partnership where we provide funding to enable them to deliver existing services more effectively or develop a new service for which there is an evidence-based need. We welcome applications from all parts of the UK.

We recognise that change requires commitment, so we anticipate this being a multi-year partnership where our funding relationships could stretch over a minimum of three years. Hence, we are seeking a strong partnership, where learning between ourselves and our Partners is shared. 

We would particularly welcome the opportunity to work with charities (or registered societies such as community benefits societies that are charity exempt) focusing on one, or more, of the following areas:

  • Immigration and homelessness - No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF) and operating in the hostile environment to support those with immigration and homelessness issues. This area is becoming increasingly complex and uncertain for people directly accessing services and frontline staff/ organisations working to provide support provision.
  • Health and homelessness - frontline workers have told us that it is difficult to access specialist healthcare support for people they are working with, particularly dual diagnosis issues. We are interested in understanding this issue and supporting an organisation seeking to address it.
  • Hidden homelessness - this could include a focus on people who are sofa surfing; staying with friends and family and ‘hidden’ statistics, out of sight and mind from support and access to housing.
  • Safe, inclusive spaces and practice this could include a focus on spaces that offer gender-specific, trans-inclusive, LGBTQ+ safe, inclusive spaces and work practice.
  • Older people experiencing homelessness - we are particularly keen to hear about work with men between the age of 30yrs and late 50yrs who can often be forgotten, and not seen as priority need.
  • Leaving secure settings - adults and young people in contact with the Criminal Justice System, young people leaving care, people leaving Mental Health facilities.

Applications have now closed


Further Guidance

Please see here for a FAQ to answer common queries. Last updated 09/08/21.

We will build into this as we receive further queries. Please contact frontline@stmartinscharity.org.uk if you have any questions on this opportunity. We encourage potential Partners to remain in contact with us during the development of their grant application.

As part of our offer of support, we also hosted a webinar on the 8th of July. You can view the recording below, where we discuss the funding opportunity further and answer your questions.

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