Charity and Voluntary Sector
HL: The Homelessness Transition Fund offers grants to help communities hit by rising rough sleeping numbers. From last week, homeless charities across England will be able to apply for grants of up £200k to invest in new ways of preventing & tackling rough sleeping.
With the number of people sleeping out on any one night estimated to have increased by 23% last year, priority will be given to areas that are experiencing high levels of homelessness and want to adopt No Second Night Out.
CO: A group of organisations including charities & colleges have been selected to deliver contracts worth £200m to run National Citizen Service. Building on the success of the last 2 years of pilot programmes, NCS is being expanded to meet the growing demand from young people and their parents.
National Citizen Service offers 16-and 17-year-olds from different backgrounds valuable life experience by putting them into teams away from home and setting them the task of finding solutions to local problems or issues that matter to them.