Shelter

Funding at a glance

Programme: Transforming the Private Rented Sector
Amount: £100,000 grant
Approved: 2019
Timescale: Three years

 

Tenants’ voice programme – Using a community organising model to bring together and empower tenants across the West of England Combined Authority.


Why we are funding this project

This project is part of the Nationwide Foundation’s tenants’ voice programme. In total seven organisations, of which Shelter is one, are helping tenants whose personal characteristics and circumstances mean that they cannot avoid the potential problems of living in the private rented sector – such as insecurity, poor living conditions, high costs and severe lack of choice – and which therefore puts them at increased risk of harm.

Tenants should be a central part of any changes to the private rented sector, yet their voices are often absent and excluded from meaningful debate. In response, the Nationwide Foundation’s funding for tenants’ voice is supporting private rented sector tenants by giving them a stronger voice in the debates on their personal housing issues or in housing matters in their local area.

Strategic purpose

Tenants will have a stronger voice in the debates on the private rented sector and housing.

Project description

Shelter is using the community organising model to bring together and empower private rented sector tenants to build a movement for positive change within the private rented sector across the West of England Combined Authority area.

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