FUNDING: Coram Youth Homelessness Grants – closes 29 Jul

This funding is for grassroots organisation supporting young people who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness in London.

Coram, with funding from Oak Foundation, is calling for expressions of interest for grants of £25,000, to support grassroots organisations working with young people (aged 16-25) who are homeless or at risk of homelessness anywhere in London.

The grants will enable the selected organisations to build their capacity, primarily by delivering their own project, but also joining a collaborative programme run by Coram.

The aims of this funding are to:

  • build the capacity of grassroots organisations working with young people affected by housing and homelessness issues
  • unleash the potential of young people with lived experience of challenges around housing and homelessness, enabling them to have their voices heard in their local communities and beyond.

They would particularly like to reach the most disadvantaged young people at highest risk of homelessness – for example, care-experienced young people or those who should have been recognised as entitled to care, young migrants and refugees, those from global majority communities, LGBTQI+ communities, D/deaf, disabled or neurodivergent young people.

Applications can be made by registered charities and non-profit bodies with charitable objectives, with an annual turnover of between £100,000 and £1 million. If an organisation can demonstrate that something exceptional (such as a capital grant) has affected their ability to meet this criteria, they will still consider your expression of interest.

Six shortlisted organisations will be invited to submit a full application. Young people with lived experience will be part of the panel which then chooses four applicants to receive grants.

Expressions of interest must be submitted by 2pm on 29 July 2024.

The grants will start in October 2024 and run for a year.

For full details and to apply, visit the Coram Youth Homelessness Grants webpage.