§ Lord Newall
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Which voluntary organisations concerned with homelessness will receive grant in 1991/92 under Section 73 of the 1985 Housing Act.
§ Baroness Blatch
I am today placing in the Library a list of 78 voluntary organisations to whom we are offering grants for 1991/92. In all, over £4.5 million will be available for specific projects providing practical help for homeless people and for the second phase of the national homelessness advice service co-ordinated through Citizens' Advice Bureaux with support from Shelter and the London Housing Aid Centre (SHAC). This represents an increase of over 100 per cent. of the £2 million available in 1990/91. The extra money has made it possible for us to help a much larger number of voluntary organisations, most of them outside London. The grants are a recognition of the vital role which these organisations play in relieving the problems experienced by the homeless and in encouraging them towards independent living.