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.
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.