Northampton Hope Centre gets £56,000 funding to support homeless people

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Funding part of £6m Government funding scheme to more than 130 charities

Northampton Hope Centre has been awarded £56,000 from the Government to continue its work support homeless people.

The grant funding was announced today, Sunday, as part of a £6m package shared out between more than 130 charities. Each charity had to bid to funding.

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The announcement was made by Homelessness Minister, Luke Hall.

He said: "The staggering effort between councils and charities across the country has ensured that over 90 percent of rough sleepers known to councils at the start of the pandemic have been offered safe accommodation. This work has helped to protect thousands of lives.

"This money will help charities continue to support these people and ensure they are getting everything they need to prevent them from returning to a life on the streets so they can rebuild their lives once and for all."

To ensure that the funds were shared fairly, the process was managed independently by Homeless Link.

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Rick Henderson, chief executive of Homeless Link, added: "Homelessness charities that many vulnerable people rely upon have continued to provide invaluable support, despite being hard hit by the current public health crisis.

"This emergency funding will enable them to keep running their vital services, from specialist support for women, those experiencing domestic violence and young people, to providing hot meals or upskilling people experiencing homelessness - to name just a few."

Support Northamptonshire in Wellingborough was also awarded £10,000 as part of the scheme.