WomenCentre Homes is delighted and very excited to have received a grant of £177,379 from The National Lottery Community Fund. WomenCentre Homes primary charitable object is to create social housing to meet the needs of women and their children. Our ultimate goal is improved quality of life for those experiencing homelessness due to crisis issues.
We recognise the significance of this investment into WomenCentre Homes for the women and children who require stable accommodation and the high public profile it brings.
Our grant will be used over 3 years to enable WomenCentre Homes to develop new and existing partnerships to accelerate housing provision locally for our client group.
We will employ a small housing team and increase volunteer numbers to support our clients at the earliest possible stage into homes with support to maintain their tenancies.
This grant builds on championing women’s trades to benefit the tenants, organisation, and the wider community and will see our progress towards becoming a self-financing, sustainable, scalable provider of supported social housing for current and future generations of women and their children.
WomenCentre Homes is supported in its work by its sister charity WomenCentre Ltd, which has a 38-year track record of offering support services to women and their children In Calderdale.
The WomenCentre Homes Board of directors stated:
We want to take this opportunity to thank National Lottery players who support our organisation by purchasing tickets. Our sister charity, and now WomenCentre Homes, values this support which will allow for the next phase of WomenCentre Homes to grow and develop and to house more women and children in Calderdale. Thank you, everyone, for believing in and supporting our work.
Our Housing Development Manager said:
“The women in our homes will continue to help us shape our approach alongside the many partners across all sectors with whom we work very closely. We know this grant will enable WomenCentre Homes to impact positively on the lives of many women and children across Calderdale, enabling them to live in stable housing and lead fulfilled lives”.