Plans for a homeless night shelter in Hatfield have been given a £120,000 lifeline from Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council.
Addiction charity Resolve plans to open a permanent night shelter and community cafe in Queensway House (pictured).
It has secured most of the funding needed to convert the premises, to include washing facilities, a laundry and a "pay what you can" cafe, and the council has now agreed to put additional funds towards staffing and running costs.
Resolve chief executive, Joe Heeney, said: "We need to find a core of staff to work permanent night shifts, who will be supported by volunteers. This money will go a long way to making that happen."
The council's executive member for housing and community, Councillor Tony Kingsbury, said: "Our priority is to ensure people get the right support to help them deal with any underlying problems that may be contributing to their rough sleeping."