How we award grants

LandAid's vision is a country where no young person is homeless. We aim to bring about lasting change by tackling the causes of youth homelessness and providing safe, supported housing for those who need it most. To drive this, we award grants to outstanding projects on the ground that work to give young people the shelter and support they deserve. 

Over the next 3 years LandAid will help charities providing accommodation across the UK to create or bring back into use, 450 bed spaces for young people facing homelessness.

We allocate funding under two streams:

Renovation: existing properties in need of refurbishment which will provide accommodation, support, and in some cases training, for young people who have been or are at risk of homelessness. This could be either an existing accommodation project or a project which will bring a long-term empty home back into use.

New buildings: new build projects which will ultimately provide safe, secure and affordable accommodation for young people who are experiencing homelessness. This could be brand new accommodation and could also include alternative housing solutions such as modular housing.

Throughout the grant process, we carefully monitor and evaluate our projects to ensure we're making the biggest difference possible.

The grant making process

We'll announce opportunities for funding on our website, in our newsletter and on social media. All opportunities will be based around our four key grant themes. 

Clear guidance on who can apply for funding and how to apply will be issued with each opportunity. 

Our grants team is supported by a Grants Committee, consisting of senior property industry members and trustees who meet four times a year to allocate funding to projects that best meet the set criteria. 

LandAid is committed to making a difference to youth homelessness and is careful to ensure our projects are cost-effective, working in areas of high deprivation and giving young people the best opportunities and support available.