2022-2026 Grants Programme

The 2022-26 grants programme is investing over £6 million each year in tackling two of the most serious issues facing the capital:

Homelessness – support to prevent people from becoming homeless; specialist support for young people; targeted support for rough sleepers.

Currently, more than 165,000 homeless Londoners live in temporary accommodation. The capital accounts for two-thirds of England’s total number of homeless households in temporary accommodation.

Domestic and sexual abuse – support for people at risk of harm; specialist help for survivors to help them rebuild their lives.

The scale of victims suffering from domestic and sexual abuse is difficult to establish and often underreported, however, from March 2020 to April 2021, the Metropolitan Police recorded 94,457 domestic abuse related crimes and 155,674 domestic abuse related incidents.

Since 2017, the Grants programme has helped more than 7,000 people into crisis or short-term accommodation, including nearly 3,000 young people as well as helping 6,000 people into settled accommodation, including over 2,300 young people. It has also supported over 17,000 survivors of domestic and sexual abuse to access crucial support. The new programme will continue this great work and strengthen the collective efforts of local government, the voluntary and community sector, and other partners across the capital who work to ensure the most vulnerable London families have a safe place to call home. 

Read about how the London Councils Grants Programme has helped some of London’s most vulnerable residents.

The 2022-2026 grants programme is being delivered in partnership with the boroughs, alongside voluntary and community sector organisations to support residents across the capital.

Tackling homelessness

  • Homeless Link
  • New Horizon Youth Centre
  • Shelter, The National Campaign for Homeless People Ltd
  • St Mungo Community Housing Association

Combatting domestic and sexual abuse

  • Against Violence and Abuse (AVA)
  • Asian Women’s Resource Centre
  • Ashiana Network
  • Galop
  • SignHealth
  • Refuge
  • Women’s Aid Federation of England
  • Women and Girls Network
  • Women’s Resource Centre

The principles and priorities which guide our funding are:

Principles

  • Commissioning services that deliver effectively and can meet the outcomes specified by London Councils, rather than funding organisations
  • Commissioning services where there is clear evidence of need for services that complement borough and other services to support organisations that deliver services
  • Commissioning services where it is economical and efficient to deliver services on a London-wide basis or where mobility is key to delivery of a service to secure personal safety
  • Commissioning services that can not reasonably be delivered locally, at a borough or sub-regional level
  • Commissioning services that work with statutory and non-statutory partners and contribute to meeting the objectives of the Equality Act 2010.

Priorities

  • Combatting homelessness
  • Tackling sexual and domestic violence