Applications open for new $6 million WA homelessness fund
The Western Australian Government has announced a $6 million Local Government Partnership Fund for Homelessness, designed to provide one-off financial co-contributions to projects that are identified and led by local governments to respond to and prevent homelessness across Western Australia.
The fund encourages partnerships with local governments to ensure there are responses to homelessness in their communities that are locally designed, coordinated and implemented.
Grants ranging from $25,000 to $200,000 in value will be awarded through four annual funding rounds.
The fund supports implementation of All Paths Lead to a Home: Western Australia's 10-Year Strategy on Homelessness and provides a mechanism to establish local cross-sector partnerships that drive innovative responses to homelessness.
This year, the State Government's $34.5 million Housing First Homelessness Initiative is also being rolled out in Bunbury, Geraldton, Mandurah, Rockingham and Perth, with service agreements now in place with community service organisations to source a range of housing options for individuals and families and link them with support services to help them avoid a return to homelessness.
More information on All Paths Lead to a Home: Western Australia's 10-Year Strategy on Homelessness is available here: Western Australia's 10-Year Strategy on Homelessness.