New round of grants for homelessness and housing stress
Coinciding with Homelessness Week in 2020, Lendlease will put the call out to not-for-profits providing solutions to housing stress and homelessness to apply for a grant via its shared value initiative FutureSteps.
Through a combination of grants up to $200,000, Lendlease will look to empower vulnerable people by partnering with established not-for-profit organisations to boost the availability of quality accommodation and support services in the community, and by investing in targeted skilling, training and jobs programs.
The grants will be open to organisations who are committed to directly increasing the supply of accommodation for individuals or families experiencing homelessness or housing stress in New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria.
Since its establishment in December 2018, FutureSteps has already provided over $300,000 in grants to not-for-profits in NSW and VIC.
The Lendlease FutureSteps grant program will be open for applications between 3 – 28 August 2020.
Kylie Rampa, Chief Executive Officer Property Australia and Chair of the FutureSteps Advisory Committee said: “The purpose of FutureSteps is to help vulnerable people and families experiencing homelessness and housing stress to build a brighter future.
“With the values of sustainability and collaboration at its core, FutureSteps will foster long-term relationships with grant recipients, providing the resources and skills needed to build an organisation’s capacity for a lasting impact,” she said.