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€1.2 million to combat homelessness in the Algarve

Money intended to promote “integrated responses”

The Algarve 2030 Regional Programme has launched a line of support to strengthen structures that promote the integration of homeless people, with a total of €1.2 million.

According to a press release issued by the Algarve Regional Coordination and Development Commission (CCDR), public and private non-profit organisations can apply. All that is required is a corporate purpose or recognised practice which includes intervention with people at risk of exclusion and homelessness.

The deadline for submitting applications is 14 December.

As the press release explains, the funding is intended to support responses to people experiencing homelessness, namely the creation of multidisciplinary teams that ensure psychosocial support and access to existing community resources, as well as “integrated responses aimed at people at risk of social exclusion”.

At the same time, the money is designed “to support the development of measures that implement occupational actions suited to the characteristics and vulnerability of homeless people, promoting employability and professional integration”, and for “actions that favour combating the stigma of homelessness”, including information and awareness-raising in local communities.

The intention is to prevent and combat discrimination through “personal, emotional and professional training and capacity-building actions tailored to the cognitive, psychological and emotional skills and physical and mental health status of homeless people”.

Funding will be awarded in the form of a non-refundable grant for a maximum period of 36 months, covering the regular costs of the team assigned to the project, plus 40% for all other costs associated with the operations.

Source material: LUSA