Lottery will prioritise prevention with £3m funding for homelessness

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Homelessness projects are the focus of more than £3 million of National Lottery funding that aims to prevent homelessness. In Glasgow and Edinburgh eight new partnerships have come together, funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, which will work with people who have lived experience of homelessness to develop new projects. The funding makes up just under £7 million for 38 voluntary and charity groups across Scotland from Aberdeen to Ayrshire.

Projects receiving funding in the homelessness field are:

  • Crisis – £360,000
  • Shelter – £345,306
  • The Marie Trust – £499,332
  • YPeople – £498,332
  • The Homeless Network £490,705
  • Glasgow Night Shelter for Destitute Asylum Seekers £150,000
  • Community Law Advice Network – £348,180
  • The Rock Trust – £500,000

Maggie Brunjes, Chief Executive of the Homeless Network, said: “All homelessness starts in a community. This award connects our expertise on homelessness with the experience of those who live and work locally in two communities – testing together different ways to prevent people becoming homeless in the first place.”

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Watch GHN’s David talking to STV about his experience and our ambition to prevent homelessness in Pollok and the Gorbals.