City Bridge Trust: comment on Government’s £100m funding to end rough sleeping in England by 2027

The Government’s announcement of extra funding to end rough sleeping in England by 2027 is an important step forward, but more can be done.

By working together, charitable funders and the charities they support will play a vital role in achieving this aim.

As London’s biggest independent grant giver, City Bridge Trust has provided charity grants totalling £6million for homelessness work in the last 10 years. And we are currently partnering with several organisations to help fund longer-term projects to reduce rough sleeping.

The City of London Corporation’s Social Investment Fund has invested £6.4million in this area including £500,000 in YMCA London South West to provide 36 affordable homes.

Homelessness is rising and we must all work together to tackle its root causes, finding people safe and stable accommodation and helping them to live independently.

Alison Gowman
Chairman,City Bridge Trust Committe​
City of London Corporation