The Housing First Scotland Fund is now open.

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GHN are delighted to be appointed as project managers for the new Housing First Scotland programme. It will be one of the largest in the UK, and will bring hundreds of people experiencing homelessness into secure and supported tenancies. The Corra Foundation will manage the funds, which they have now opened here: https://www.corra.scot/grant-programmes/housing-first-scotland-fund/

It’s been made possible by the phenomenal fundraising efforts of Social Bite. Josh Littlejohn, co-founder said:

“Housing First means that home is the  best foundation from which to address any other challenges or disadvantages people face. It means safety and security, and a fresh opportunity for people to build and live their lives as part of a community. I would  like to thank the 8,000 people that slept out last December and raised  so much money, if it wasn’t for them, this simply wouldn’t be  happening.”

The Housing First Scotland Fund is further supported through funding from the Merchants House of Glasgow. Margaret-Ann Brunjes, GHN’s Director said:

“This takes us a signficant step closer to ensuring that people who are braving the most disadvantages are brought into the heart of local communities. The success of this Programme will depend on the very best support being provided by the very best support workers. With a very small caseload,  the Housing First approach will be personalised and persistent, flexible and asset-based – getting right alongside people to help them make their house a home.”