Cross Sector Supported Accommodation Working Group. Funding Strategic Issues A Housing Association Perspective Craig Sanderson Link Group/SFHA 22nd September 2010
Funding Types/Sources Revenue Capital Grants Loans ‘Europe’ Westminster Govt. Scottish Govt. Local Authorities Trusts/Charities Housing Associations themselves Others?
Threats/ Challenges National Debt / Deficit Concordat Govt. and LA Efficiencies / Savings agenda Increased Competition / ‘bulk’ Commissioning / Procurement / Tendering Council House Building Housing Association Grant cuts Welfare Benefits cuts Supporting People Funding ‘frozen’
Threats/Challenges (cont.) New / Restricted Priorities Planning eg contributions to trams, etc. Restricted / More expensive lending/grants 2012 Homelessness target 2015 Scottish Housing Quality Standard target Increased VAT Law / Regulation eg EU, FOI, DP. Withdrawal of regeneration/wider role funding Pressure to use Surpluses / Reserves for other things
Opportunities (?) Support for Social Enterprise New Capital – EIB / Pension Funds Social Investment Bank / Individuals / Social Impact Bonds Wider range eg (mid) market rent, PSL National Housing Trust Personalisation eg Self-directed Support Time Banking Comic Relief Fund Credit Unions / Airdrie Savings Bank Improve personal sustainability
Key Strategies Explore all avenues Lobby for continued affordable funding support Participation in all consultations Participation in existing and new structures – CPPs, Strategic Housing Investment Partnerships, Single Interfaces, etc. Social Accounting/Reporting eg SROI Encourage Full Knowledge and Recognition of Good Practice Guidance Joined up Thinking!