Housing Voluntary Grant Scheme
The Housing Voluntary Grant Scheme gives funding to voluntary projects that will benefit people in Scotland.
Who can apply
Grants for existing services are available for national organisations. These services must have:
- demonstrated that they work
- provided valuable services over a number of years
For the purposes of this grant scheme, the definition of national is an organisation whose operations cover most, if not all, of Scotland. Local organisations can apply as part of a partnership to achieve this national coverage.
Funding for new or innovative projects with the potential to benefit Scotland as a whole is open to both local and national organisations.
Awards can be made for core funding, specific projects or a mix of both. If it is a new project it must also be able to be rolled out nationally within three years.
Latest organisations to receive funding from the scheme
|Age Scotland||£115,500||Edinburgh||To provide housing information and advice to older people. To contribute to SG policy development around older people's housing & fuel poverty.|
|CRISIS||£53,993||London||Project to ensure that those housed in shared tenancies have a sustainable, affordable and a high standard property to call home.|
|Housing Support Enabling Unit||£116,000||Edinburgh||HSEU is a key partner in implementing SG policy on housing support including managing the Better Futures outcomes tool.|
|Legal Services Agency||£43,944||Glasgow||To provide legal advice on repossessions, and representation at court for those threatened with repossession, to provide advice and training to other agencies on repossessions legislation.|
|Move On Ltd||£25,000||Edinburgh||Project that assists young people at threat of homelessness through peer support.|
|Housing Options Scotland||£248,000||Edinburgh||Project provides bespoke housing options and advice services for disabled people, older people and veterans.|
|Glasgow Centre for Inclusive Living||£70,000||Glasgow||Operation of Homes2Fit, a database matching disabled people to suitable adapted housing.|
|Positive Action In Housing||£53,000||Glasgow||A casework service to provide free advice and information to people from BME, refugee, asylum seeker and new migrant communities.|
|PATH Scotland||£85,750||Glasgow||Training and Education Programme for BME/Refugee communities plus after care support to trainees.|
|Say-Women||£64,830||Glasgow||Increase awareness of the needs of survivors of childhood sexual abuse amongst housing and support organisations.|
|Scottish Churches Housing Action||£59,000||Edinburgh||Project supports a range of services and activities including training for volunteers involved in local starter packs projects and befriending networks.|
|Scottish Refugee Council||£132,000||Glasgow||The project offers new refugees the opportunity to rebuild their lives in Scotland by offering a personalised; outcomes based service which promotes individual independence.|
|Scottish Women's Aid||£72,345||Glasgow||Project focusses on tackling and preventing homelessness for women who are victims of domestic abuse.|
|Homeless Action Scotland||£168,000||Edinburgh||Facilitates national homelessness networks and National Homelessness and Employability co-ordinator.|
|Shelter Housing Law Service||£183,868||Edinburgh||To provide access to specialist legal expertise and representation on housing issues across Scotland|
|Scottish Homelessness Involvement Empowerment Network (SHIEN)||£49,359||Glasgow||Project promotes service user involvement and helps professionals make better use of the assets and expertise of the people using their services.|
|Tenant Information Service (TIS)/Tenant Participation Advisory Service (TPAS) (joint application)||£109,000||Glasgow||Contributes to continued development of tenant empowerment through Scottish Housing Regulator and the implementation of the Scottish Social Housing Charter.|