Issue details

Trafford Affordable Housing Fund Exemption - Rough Sleeper Accommodation Programme

This report requests an exemption to the Fund criteria to allow monies to be granted to Mosscare St Vincent’s (MSV) for the Rough Sleeper Accommodation Programme (RSAP) scheme in Flixton. Currently the Fund criteria does not allow for monies to be granted from the Trafford Affordable Housing Fund (TAHF) where another grant has been secured on the same units.


The RSAP scheme has received funding of £780,000 (capital) and £85,000 (revenue) from the Department for Levelling Up, Homes and Communities (DLUHC) to provide 12 new build units of accommodation for rough sleepers. However, there are additional costs associated with new planning requirements such as upgrading the boundary fence to a wall with planting on both sides, increasing the footprint of the development to accommodate trees, adding in Juliet balconies and larger windows.


These additional requirements have meant the grant received from DLUHC does not cover the scheme costs.  Therefore, MSV have requested £22,500 from the TAHF to cover these additional costs to enable to scheme to be delivered.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 20/11/2023

Decision due: 16 Nov 2023 by Executive Member for Housing and Advice

Lead member: Executive Member for Housing and Advice

Lead director: Corporate Director Place

Department: Place

Contact: Caroline Siddall Email: