We support the agencies
that improve the life chances of single homeless people
what we do
The LHF’s primary aim is to reduce street homelessness amongst single people. We do this by supporting the work of agencies that provide services to single homeless people or to those who are in imminent danger of homelessness.
We do not directly provide any services ourselves to homeless people but we run programmes and provide grants to help those that do. As our name suggests we focus the majority of our efforts on agencies working in London but we do from time to time support agencies outside London. We have funded some projects in Eastern Europe when we have seen an overwhelming case for humanitarian assistance for single homeless people.
Read more about our Funding Strategy
Our programmes include the annual London Homelessness Awards which showcase the best in innovation in single homelessness services and rewards the winners with substantial cash prizes. These awards are jointly sponsored by the LHF, Mayor of London, Housing Directors Group (London Councils), Crisis, Shelter and Savills.
We also sponsor an accredited post graduate Leadership and Management course with London South Bank University, to help rising leaders in the sector develop their personal and professional skills. Besides covering half of delegates’ costs, successful graduates of our Leadership Programme are offered travel bursaries to see how other countries tackle similar problems.
We make grants to help agencies bring forward and test out new ways to tackle homelessness. That way we can help them to innovate and to challenge the sector to find new ways of working. We also provide agencies with support if they are going through a major transition such as a merger by providing them with expert consultancy help. For more information about mergers click here