Decision details

Decision to award a small grant to CCP as part of DLUHC Rough Sleeper Move-On & Prevention Grant Funding

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Housing

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To award a small grant of £9,500 to Caring for Communities and People (CCP) as part of Department of Levelling up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) Rough Sleeper Move-on & Prevention Grant Funding. This will cover the period to 31st March 2024.

Reasons for the decision:

DLUHC has offered Cheltenham Borough Council (CBC) £40,059 of funding for 2023/24, in recognition of ongoing pressures being experienced by CBC to end rough sleeping within the Borough. The Officer Decision Notice to accept this funding was agreed on 7th November 2023 which details how we intend to allocate this funding (subject to the relevant approvals). Please see link to the decision here:

The purpose of this grant to CCP will be to enhance move-on options for people who have slept rough in order to prevent them from returning to the street. CBC will look to provide a grant to CCP (an independent local charity which operates a range of valuable services for vulnerable people) to provide time to engage with individuals, explore interests and new hobbies and ultimately help individuals to build trusting relationships with people with a view to better engaging with support services. The estimated spend for this project is £9,500. This funding must be spent by the end of March 2024. Any underspend will need to be returned in full to DLUHC.

Alternative options considered:

None considered. This is a unique opportunity to accept a one-off grant funding award that will conclude at the end of March 2024. The spending plan for additional funding has been co-produced with DLUHC and local key stakeholders and meets the Government’s key commitments to work creatively to end rough sleeping within this Parliamentary term.

Declarations: None

Contact: Martin Stacy, Housing Strategy and Partnerships Manager Email: [email protected].

Publication date: 10/11/2023

Date of decision: 07/11/2023