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Rapid rehousing funding distribution

The funding is part of the £50 million Ending Homelessness Together fund to support the prevention of homelessness and the implementation of the suite of recommendations from the Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group.

Local authorities across Scotland have been advised of the funding they will receive from the Ending Homelessness Together Fund set aside for Rapid Rehousing Transition Plans.

The funding is part of the £50 million Ending Homelessness Together fund, announced by the First Minister, to support the prevention of homelessness and the implementation of the suite of recommendations from the Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group.

The funding distribution of the initial £8 million for 2019/2020 from the £24 million allocation was agreed by COSLA Leaders on 28 June 2019, following consideration by the joint Scottish Government and COSLA Settlement Distribution Group (SDG).

The distribution was calculated based on a three-year average of homelessness assessments based on a 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17 average.

The agreed formula for the distribution of the remaining £16 million for the RRTP implementation will be subject to further consideration of potential options between the Scottish Government and COSLA. This will be agreed through the SDG and COSLA Leaders. The funding will be for 2020/21 and 2021/22 to enable local authorities to plan further in the future and ensure that rapid rehousing transition plans achieve their ambition.

Zhan McIntyre, SFHA Policy Lead, said: “Now that local authorities have the funding allocation, work can truly get underway on delivering the transformation to rapid rehousing.

“We welcome the commitment to funding for the rest of the programme to allow spend to be profiled and invested in the best way possible to tackle homelessness.”

A full profile of the allocation is shown in the table below. 

Aberdeen City

 £          311,000

Aberdeenshire

 £          261,000

Angus

 £          172,000

Argyll & Bute

 £            95,000

City of Edinburgh

 £       1,005,000

Clackmannanshire

 £          103,000

Dumfries & Galloway

 £          143,000

Dundee City

 £          300,000

East Ayrshire

 £          119,000

East Dunbartonshire

 £          120,000

East Lothian

 £          160,000

East Renfrewshire

 £            76,000

Eilean Siar

 £            34,000

Falkirk

 £          211,000

Fife

 £          524,000

Glasgow City

 £       1,322,000

Highland

 £          280,000

Inverclyde

 £            53,000

Midlothian

 £          141,000

Moray

 £            97,000

North Ayrshire

 £          187,000

North Lanarkshire

 £          389,000

Orkney Islands

 £            22,000

Perth & Kinross

 £          203,000

Renfrewshire

 £          186,000

Scottish Borders

 £          153,000

Shetland Islands

 £            31,000

South Ayrshire

 £          173,000

South Lanarkshire

 £          461,000

Stirling

 £          101,000

West Dunbartonshire

 £          265,000

West Lothian

 £          302,000

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