1.Revenue Bid


From: NSAP <>
Sent: 30 September 2020 16:32
To: Martin Reid <>; Sylvia Peckham <>
Subject: Brighton NSAP shorter-term/interim accommodation and immediate support allocation


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Dear Colleague,

We are pleased to inform you that your bid has been successful in securing £3,428,766

funding from the recent bidding round for the Next Steps Accommodation Programme. As you will be aware, this is a key part of our approach to ensure that those who have been accommodated in COVID-19 emergency accommodation and are at risk of rough sleeping rapidly get the support they need to move on into sustained accommodation.


Funding has been agreed for the following services:


·         Emergency/Temporary Accommodation costs, assuming steady reduction to 31st March 2021 – £3,079,920

·         Additional staff to support move on; to include a Move On Manager role reporting to Senior Responsible Officer - £160,000

·         Reconnection costs, to add to budget provided through RSI - £20,000

·         Mediation service expansion for young people - £13,846

·         Advice and immigration support for EEA nationals - £20,000

·         PRS Access funding to deliver a minimum of 50 additional PRS tenancies up until 31st March 2021 - £135,000


Regarding next steps, we will be sharing a grant determination letter with you in due course, officially confirming your final funding allocation. Please note that this may not reflect the exact funding amounts or the provision that you bid for. If this is the case, your HAST or RSI adviser will be able to clarify why the amount awarded is different.


All NSAP funding is subject to the following conditions:


1.    This funding allocation (and any agreed refocussing of Rough Sleeping Initiative funding) must only be used to procure interim accommodation and immediate support as part of the Next Steps Accommodation Programme as set out above.

2.    Funding must be used to achieve move-on for those rough sleepers accommodated during the pandemic and a sustained reduction in rough sleeping in your local area. 

3.    You will agree to discuss and engage in communications on the NSAP programme where requested. 

4.      You will work with MHCLG analytical & policy teams for the national NSAP evaluation. 


Furthermore, all funding allocations have been awarded according to the following principles:

·         Recipients of funding are to maximise collection of housing benefit on all accommodation placements for those eligible to claim benefits

·         Support offered to non-UK nationals who are not eligible for homelessness assistance complies with any legal restrictions (for example, the restrictions contained in Schedule 3 to the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002). Any funding provided for immigration advice is provided on the basis that this is to support individuals to determine or resolve their immigration status - not to challenge immigration decisions made by the Government. Any voluntary reconnections funded should be made if there is a reasonable prospect of an individual returning to their home country for a sustained period.

·         Recipients of funding should work to steadily reduce the numbers accommodated in hotels and other emergency accommodation and to minimise the numbers sleeping rough in their area.

·         Recipients of funding should prioritise support to long term and repeat rough sleepers, to ensure they do not return to rough sleeping and are made offers of accommodation suitable to their needs.


In addition to this, your funding is subject to the following conditions:


·         That funding is ring-fenced is for those who have been accommodated up until 30 September 2020, and those who are subsequently brought in from sleeping rough.

·         BHCC to agree with MHCLG advisers an amended NSAP plan that will achieve a speedier reduction in the overall numbers in hotels/TA placements, with at least 50 people per calendar month moved on through offers of alternative accommodation, re-connection or other arrangements.

·         70% of funding to be allocated now, with remaining funds to be allocated on condition that Emergency Accommodation use is reduced by at least 40% by 31st December 2020.


Congratulations once again and we look forward to working with you on your plans to support vulnerable people and end rough sleeping in your area.


Kind regards,


The Next Steps Accommodation Programme team








2.Capital Bid

Subject: Brighton proposal to the Next Steps Accommodation Programme


Dear Geoff,


Next Steps Accommodation Programme – schemes supported for further due diligence


Thank you for your recent submission to the Next Steps Accommodation programme.  MHCLG have now confirmed that they are minded to support the following proposals for further due diligence:


Scheme name

Number of homes

Capital requested

Revenue requested

Additional Home Purchase scheme





Homes England will be supporting this due diligence process, and the next stage is to invite you to submit your offer(s) onto our Investment Management System (IMS).  Offers should be submitted by 5.59pm on Friday 30th October 2020.



It is a requirement of capital funding that bidders achieve Investment Partner status prior to grant being paid.  If your organisation does not already have Investment Partner status you are advised to start this process as soon as possible.  Guidance about this is available here - and if you have any questions about your application please contact the Provider Onboarding team at


If you have queries, please get in touch with us at


Bid name

Number of homes

Total capital

Total number of  Housing First Revenue support units

Total revenue  to March 2024

Longstop date for completion

Additional Home Purchase scheme in bid





31 March 2021

Additional Home Purchase scheme grant allocation





31 March 2021