akt awarded grant by lha london to assist young people with housing needs

akt are delighted to have been awarded one of three grants by LHA London to continue to assisting young people with housing needs.


akt are delighted to have been awarded one of three grants by LHA London, allowing us to continue supporting LGBTQ+ young people at risk of, or experiencing homelessness.

LHA London, one of the Capital’s largest accommodation providers for young people of limited means, has awarded three London-based charities £200k each as part of a 3-year funding programme to support young people on their journey to independent living. This forms part of the charitable organisation’s LHA Fund and its commitment to support a select number of organisations who share similar objectives.

LHA’s funding will be used to provide salaries for two London-based caseworkers who will provide one-to-one support to LGBTQ+ young people who have been subjected to abuse and rejection from their families and communities.

To address the wide-ranging needs of its service users, akt provides services which support young people to explore their housing options and access speciality services to ensure their successful transition to independent living. This can include services to improve physical and mental health, managing finances, education and training. We anticipate that this funding will assist in the work of 110 young people each year.

Previously, the LHA Fund / grant programme supported approximately 600-700 beneficiaries per year, making a significant impact and enabling its recipient charities to fund projects that otherwise might not have been possible. Since 2017, 18 charities have been assisted, culminating in a grant programme totalling around £2m.

akt is thrilled to have received a three-year grant from LHA London towards our front-line service delivery work in London. Our work is needed now more than ever as nearly one in four young people facing homelessness identifies as LGBTQ+ and over 80% of young people in London now report periods of rough sleeping. LHA’s generous funding will help to ensure that no young person has to choose between a safe home and being who they are.
Carrie Reiners, Deputy CEO of akt

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