Apply for a grant to bring empty properties into use for young people in housing need


LandAid is offering grants of between £50,000 and £150,000 for work which turns empty properties into supported accommodation for young people who are either homeless, or at severe risk of becoming homeless. The funding cannot be used to purchase a property. They are particularly interested in projects which include one or more of the following:

  • on-site construction training and/or apprenticeships for unemployed young people
  • on-site volunteering opportunities for local unemployed people
  • value for money
  • specifications in the building work to benefit future tenants, such as the renovations involve energy conservation and efficiency measures, and also building work to minimise long term maintenance issues in older properties

UK organisations with charitable objectives are eligible to apply. LandAid is looking for applications from:

  • organisations with experience of turning empty properties into safe, decent homes for people in housing need, and making them available at a rate they can afford
  • organisations that can ensure that the completed property is exclusively for young people who are at risk of homelessness, and that support is provided to enable them to move forward positively with their lives. This support can be provided by applicant organisations themselves, or a local partner.

The deadline for applications is 16 November 2015 (10.00am). More information on the LandAid website