Homelessness charities are raising concerns that if someone is sleeping rough or in a crowded night shelter, it’s impossible to self-isolate and maintain social distance so help is needed more than ever before.
In response, the Morrisons Foundation has set up the COVID-19 Homeless Support Fund, pledging £500,000 to support charities caring for the homeless during the coronavirus outbreak, ensuring that help gets to those who need it most.
Registered charities that care for the homeless can apply for support to cover three broad areas:
- Outreach and support for rough sleepers, including the provision of essentials
- Delivery of services in hostels and shelters
- Information and advice
Applications will be considered up to a maximum of £10,000 but the emphasis is on smaller amounts to enable as many charities as possible to benefit. Applications are being reviewed and considered on a weekly basis and money will remain available until the emergency fund is fully depleted.
For full details and to apply, please visit the Morrisons Foundation website.