Sleeping Rough

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 9th September 2019.

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Photo of John Healey John Healey Shadow Secretary of State for Housing

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many local authority applicants there have been to the Rough Sleeping Initiative Fund 2019-20 since March 2018; how much money has been awarded from that fund; and what the average amount was awarded to applicants.

Photo of Luke Hall Luke Hall Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

In 2019/20, a total of £46,062,746 has been awarded to 246 local authorities. Of this, £33,941,031 was allocated to the 83 areas that had already received funding in 2018/19, and an additional £12,121,715 was awarded to a further 163 areas that had not been previously funded.

An application process was carried out for the new areas; all applications were successful. The average value awarded to Rough Sleeping Initiative funded areas in 2019/20 was £187,246.93.

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