Funding 2013-2016

Projects funded under Decent Affordable Homes Phase One

Bringing Empty Properties into Use

We’ve awarded funding of over £1.7 million to charitable organisations around the UK to help bring empty properties back into use as genuinely affordable and good quality homes for people in need. We also raised awareness of the benefits of this work with other funders, government and policymakers to leverage more support.

In 2016, we funded:

Action Homeless, Leicester
Canopy Housing, Leeds
Community Campus 87, Stockton-on-Tees
GIPSIL Ltd, Leeds
Giroscope Ltd, Hull
Grimsby and Cleethorpes Area Doorstop, Grimsby
Leeds Action to Create Homes (LATCH), Leeds
YMCA Glenrothes, Fife

In 2013, we funded:

Canopy Housing, Leeds
Changing Lives, Gateshead
Freebridge Community Housing, King’s Lynn
GIPSIL Ltd, Leeds
Granby 4 Streets CLT Ltd, Liverpool
Highlands Small Communities Housing Trust, Inverness
Leeds Action to Create Homes (Latch), Leeds

We also funded the Empty Homes Agency to research the conversion of spaces over shops and disused commercial spaces, including shops, into affordable homes.

Improving the Private Rented Sector

Our strategic outcome was to improve the living conditions of vulnerable tenants in private rented sector homes. We funded the following organisations:

Age UK London
Generation Rent
Sliced Bread and Personal Finance Research Council

Alternative Housing Models

We supported the development of alternative housing models with the potential to provide better living options for people in housing need. We provided funding to:

Community First Yorkshire
West Kensington and Gibbs Green Community Homes
Building and Social Housing Foundation
The Smith Institute
National Custom & Self Build Association (Nacsba)
Empty Homes Agency
Wales Co-operative Centre
New Economics Foundation
National Community Land Trust Network (Start Up Fund)
Caf Venturesome: CLT Fund II
Big Issue Invest
Resolution Foundation
Golden Lane Housing