The Combatting Youth Homelessness funding programme supports young people aged 18-30 years who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness in the communities where we work.
Young people are three times more likely to have been homeless in the last five years than older adults. 225,000 young people in London have stayed in an unsafe place because they had nowhere safe to call home and only one in five aged 16-24 seek help from the council. Welfare reform and the housing crisis are only worsening the situation.
We are working with six organisations over two years to support young people to access good quality, sustainable housing solutions, as well as helping those at risk to avoid homelessness.
This is a one-off programme and all funding has now been allocated. There are no current plans to make any further grants under this programme.