Affordable, healthy and secure housing is a critical determinant of social and economic wellbeing, linked to positive outcomes for family stability, good health, employment, education and crime prevention. Housing shapes the wellbeing, economic productivity and sustainability of households, neighbourhoods and towns.
The Foundation favours supporting catalyst/enabling organisations that:
We will prioritise initiatives which seek to facilitate creative mechanisms to achieve on-the-ground housing for the most needy, by leveraging and targeting resources of existing funders in new and more effective directions.
The Foundation will consider providing support for capacity-building or sustainable development of a limited number of nationally significant initiatives to address issues of homelessness.
At a local/regional level, Funding Managers may consider applications for service provision from community housing/homelessness service providers, but prioritise support for capacity-building or sustainable development over service provision.
For national and larger-scale initiatives, an online application can be made directly to the Foundation.
Other Supporting Families & Social Services strategies: