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Vicar's Relief Fund (VRF) ID pilot has been extended

Vicar's Relief Fund (VRF) ID pilot has been extended

Vicar's Relief Fund (VRF) ID pilot has been extended

Thursday, July 6, 2017

We have extended the Vicar's Relief Fund (VRF) ID pilot 

We heard through the Frontline Network how lack of ID could be a barrier to people who are currently street homeless accessing accommodation.

In response we launched a pilot from April to June 2017 and funded three types of photo ID - citizen card, passport, and provisional driving licence - and one type of non-photo ID - birth certificate. The ID was to enable someone who is currently street homeless to access accommodation.

Early results have been positive and so we are extending the pilot. We are also broadening out the eligibility criteria so clients no longer have to be street homeless to apply for ID funding, although we will still only fund ID where it enables the client to access accommodation. 

To find out more about the VRF and the types of grants the VRF funds, please see the criteria here.

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