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Over £2million grant to support over 100 rough sleepers in Nottingham city centre

Nottingham City Council will accept a Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) Rough Sleeping Initiative (RSI) grant award of £2,068,790 for use in 2021/22.

In a delegated decision. the council outlines the reasons for the grant award:

In May 2021, 101 different individuals were identified by the Street Outreach Team as rough sleeping in Nottingham.

Additionally, a new flow to street homelessness is a significant challenge, accounting for around 44% of all individuals seen since the beginning of 2021.

Supporting people away from rough sleeping and protecting them from the risk of street homelessness is a priority in Nottingham and the Council seeks opportunities to secure resources to enable it to address this issue and meet the Council Plan objective of ensuring no one needs to sleep rough in Nottingham.

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Since 2018, the Council has submitted successful bids to the annual RSI fund, provided by the MHCLG.

The funding has been used by the Council to introduce a comprehensive and cohesive system of services to identify, engage, shelter, support and resettle rough sleepers and prevent homelessness.

This has included a combination of specialist support roles, emergency accommodation and resettlement options delivered by the Council directly, as well as contracted partners.

Following a successful application to RSI4 in 2021/22, the Council has been awarded £2,068,790 ring-fenced revenue funding to administer a set programme of interventions

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