The National Lottery has provided a Glasgow-based social enterprise lettings agency with millions in funding to help in their work housing vulnerable tenants.

Homes for Good (HFG) has been awarded £2.4million to help them take their work supporting people with limited housing choices, including those who are homeless, on benefits or low incomes, UK-wide.

The social enterprise adopts a holistic approach to supporting tenants: ranging from help with benefits claims, financial management and cooking, to applying for education and getting mental health support.

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The award from The National Lottery Community Fund will enable HFG to expand and enhance the support it provides to its tenants and to help other UK organisations to develop a similar model.

Homes for Good founding director Susan Aktemel said: “We realise a safe, secure home is fundamental to people’s lives and are delighted that The National Lottery Community Fund has recognised the wider potential of our approach, which focuses on creating high-quality, affordable homes for tenants and sound investments for landlords – a win-win situation.

"This funding will allow us to support even more tenants both in Scotland and throughout the UK."

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Founded in 2013, the Glasgow organisation has grown year on year, with around 500 properties currently under management, and works with 130 landlords and 800 tenants in and around Glasgow and the West of Scotland.

They also work with a wide range of partner agencies including Ypeople, Simon Community, Glasgow City Mission and the Wise Group, with the model built on lived experience of renting in the private sector.

Since its launch, around £12m in investment has been raised to create its own portfolio of high-quality homes for people in housing need and is currently expanding its in-house repairs and maintenance business to ensure greater quality and strengthens their long-term sustainability.

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The National Lottery Community Fund' John Knights said: “Homes for Good has developed a successful model to support vulnerable tenants across Scotland based on the insights of those tenants’ lived experience and by putting people in the lead.

"Now, thanks to National Lottery players, more people who are in need of a home across the UK will be able to access quality, secure housing."