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Targeted Funding Bid – linked to the Rough Sleeping Initiative Programme

Decision Maker: Executive Director: Growth and Regeneration

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Exceptional Approval Process under the Grant Bid and Claim Protocol.
BCC successfully applied for funding from July 2022 to March 2025 and was awarded £9,877,081 for this period working in line with govt aims to end rough sleeping by 2024. We have been invited to bid for further funding for the next two years, whilst also seeking to gain approval from DLUHC to remodelling some of the funding that has already been allocated against a project that is now costing us less than we originally bid for.


Exceptional approval has been given (due to time constraints it has not been possible to gain cabinet approval in advance) to submit a targeted funding bid linked to the Rough Sleeping Programme for £886,182 covering the period 2023/25.
The bid and has been confirmed from Executive Director, The S151 Officer and The Deputy Mayor - Cabinet Member for Finance, following approval from the Cabinet Member for Housing Delivery and Homes and the Director of Homes and Landlord Services. A report is due to go to Cabinet on 5 September to approve the award and spend of the award that will be made.

Alternative options considered:

Option 1 - To not bid for the funding. Rejected on the basis that additional resources will reduce rough sleeping in Bristol.
Option 2 -
Option 3 -

Publication date: 24/04/2023

Date of decision: 19/04/2023