Move On Fund

The Government is making available £50million across England (outside London) up to 2020/21 through the Move On Fund. The fund is part of a package of measures that have been announced through the Government’s new Rough Sleeping Strategy.


Move On Fund prospectus

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The Move On Fund aims to free up hostel and refuge spaces by increasing the availability of affordable move-on, or second stage housing, for rough sleepers and those in hostel accommodation, and victims of domestic abuse currently living in refuges who are ready to leave this type of provision but might otherwise not be in a position to access the next stage of housing.

The fund will provide capital grants contributing towards the costs of developing move-on accommodation for the target cohort. Revenue funding will also be made available to be accessed by successful bidders for the on-going tenancy support and facilitation costs to ensure that those accessing the accommodation are able to sustain their housing.

Funding outside of London is being allocated by Homes England through a Continuous Market Engagement (CME) process. There is no fixed bidding window for CME and the programme will remain open to receive new applications throughout the funding period. This is in addition to £50million that has already been made available for schemes in London through the Greater London Authority (GLA). Full details of the fund and how to bid can be found in the prospectus. Online bidding via Homes England’s Investment Management System (IMS) is now open.

If you have any questions regarding the Move On Fund please email

Organisations interested in applying for funding are invited to contact the Homes England area investment teams to discuss their proposals.

Bidding documents:

Move On Fund prospectus - This prospectus gives information and guidance for organisations interested in making bids to the Move On Fund.

The Move On Fund prospectus can be downloaded at the top of this page.

Move On Fund Bidding Guidance is available via Investment Management System: guidance documents and training

Published 13 August 2018
Last updated 11 January 2019 + show all updates
  1. Link to Investment Management System: guidance documents and training added
  2. The Fund is now open for bidding on IMS. Text changed to reflect this.
  3. First published.