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Funding nothing new

March 10th 2011

On 17 February, Communities Minister Andrew Stunnell announced £18.5 million will be allocated to tackling rough sleeping in England.

The announcement, made at the Broadway Day Centre, near London's Shepherd's Bush, highlighted funding given directly to charities - usually those carrying out contracts - rather than to local authorities. Stunnell said "I'm delighted to be able to announce £18.5 million of funding this year alone directly for the voluntary sector; on top of the £81.5 million we give to councils."

However, although widely reported as new funding, the announcement seems intended to demonstrate that not all funding for homeless projects is being eroded. When asked if this was funding that already existed, David Carnell, a spokesman at the Department of Communities and Local Government, told The Pavement, "The funding is existing funding, but has been protected."


March 2011



From frumpy to funky: "Fab pads" launch nationwide with style

Government action needed to address youth homelessness rise

Public help bring empty homes back into service

Ethical caf?© gives homeless chance to make a change

Sleeping uneasy

Changes to Birmingham Citizens Advice Bureau

SIFA Fireside holds memorial service

New service user led forum

Diamonds in the Rough art exhibition

Cannock church shelter discussions

Westminster plan ban

Update on Poncho?

Detail on the Hub

Second phone count

Winter shelters follow the pack

Funding nothing new

Ex-rough sleeper up for literary prize

Reading police seek help in murder

Tent city recognised in Seattle

HRH at Arlington hostel

Zulu council in London

Squats for rent?

Debut album with royal backing

Heroin drought

Homeless to Harvard

Street Shield 20: Home again!


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