Homeless Link, the national membership organisation for homelessness and supported housing agencies, is launching a £4.5 million Social Investment Fund on 19 June 2017. The programme is funded by Access – The Foundation for Social Investment, through its Growth Fund.
The money will be invested over the next three years and offer homelessness organisations in England unsecured loans of amounts of between £25,000 and £150,000.
The programme is the first of its kind exclusively for the homelessness sector, and it aims to test and learn where social investment can be most effectively used alongside other forms of funding to improve outcomes.
Homeless Link is looking to support organisations to:
- Increase the homelessness sector’s knowledge and experience of social investment.
- Develop new models for income generation and funding.
- Improve their long-term sustainability.
Fund launched on 19th June 2017.