Fair Housing Futures

Please read the Essenital Information before applying. 

Background information:

Funded by the Nationwide Foundation and led by the FHF Partnership Board, Fair Housing Futures has been established to improve the experience of private renting for those with limited financial and social support in Greater Manchester. Our ambition is to help create a private rented sector (PRS) that provides decent and affordable homes for people in need. 

For more information on Fair Housing Futures please visit  www.shelter.org.uk/fairhousingfutures 

What is the focus of the fund

Delivered in partnership with the Community Foundation and Shelter, the primary focus of the fund is to test trail-blazing solutions to the issues that vulnerable people face whilst renting. As part of the project, we have conducted a research exercise of the PRS in Greater Manchester. This research has helped to identify the priorities for the Fair Housing Futures Test and Learn Grant Fund and develop the funding categories. 

The FHF fund will support projects to:
Projects should either be brand new initiatives or alternatively those that are proven to work and need further investment to be scaled up.

Who we will fund - 

The FHF fund is open to charitable organisations including registered UK charities, CIC’s (Limited by Guarantee), constituted community groups and co-operatives. In addition, Local Authorities (for non-statutory projects) are eligible to apply. Please contact the Community Foundation if you have any questions on eligibility.

Projects need to be based in Greater Manchester and should cover at least one of the ten boroughs (Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, Wigan)

We would like to encourage innovation and collaboration. Partnerships and consortia are encouraged to apply. Lead partners must be an eligible entity but can partner with private organisations such as a Letting Agent. The lead partner should submit the bid and will manage the funds if successful. The grant cannot be used for profitable/private gain. Partnerships should be established before applying.

How much is available:

We are inviting applications of between £10,000 and £100,000 per year for up to 3 years i.e.

What we will fund:

The following cannot be supported via the fund:

Before applying: It's important that you download and read the criteria before submitting your application 
 please click here to download the full criteria 

To complete your application, you will need to send include the documents listed below. Please attach your documents to your online application or email them to applications@cflm.email within 7 days of submitting the application. If relevant documents are not submitted your application will be withdrawn.

Documents which need to be included with your application:

1. A copy of the applicants governing document such as a Constitution or Memorandum and Articles of Association.
2. A copy of the applicants latest annual accounts or income/expenditure document
3. A copy of a recent bank statement for your group
4. A list of the current Trustees/Directors/Management Committee
5. A copy of the applicants current Safeguarding Policy for Children and Young People and/or Vulnerable adults. All applicants must ensure they hold relevant policies and procedures in place to undertake activities, such as DBS checks, depending on proposed activity.

The closing date for applications is Monday 30th September 2019 at 5pm.

For further information please contact:

James Proctor, Senior Programmes Manager 
Community Foundation for Lancashire and Merseyside

T: 0330 440 4900 Email: james@cflm.email


Roli Barker, Development Manager
Email: fairhousingfutures@shelter.org.uk 

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