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Success Stories

Success Stories

Since 1979, Help the Homeless has made over £2m of grants to charities throughout the UK working with the homeless.  Here are some examples of grants we have recently made:

 

Communal area of Spear's hostel for rough sleepers "Penny Wade House".

Communal area of Spear's hostel for rough sleepers "Penny Wade House".

SPEAR is a charity working with homeless people in and around Richmond. Their integrated services cover the full spectrum of homelessness.

As part of their services they operate a 12-bed hostel.  Help the Homeless made a grant of £3,000 to help them buy wardrobes to furnish the bedrooms in this accommodation.

 

 


Shelving and storage funded by Help the Homeless

Shelving and storage funded by Help the Homeless

The Cathedral Archer Project(CAP) is a day centre that supports the homeless and vulnerable in Sheffield.  It was founded in 1990 as a breakfast project.  They are now based in purpose built premises in the heart of the city centre at Sheffield Cathedral.  

Help the Homeless made a grant of £2,650 for them to purchase shelving and storage so they can more efficiently sort food and collate food parcels for their clients.


2 Placements from a Social Welfare Provider work together to renovate a wardrobe door.

2 Placements from a Social Welfare Provider work together to renovate a wardrobe door.

Furniture Plus is a Furniture Re-Use, Recycling and Repair charity based in Fife. It has a mission to “Help Furnish the People of Fife” and offers low cost or discounted items to anyone while simultaneously delivering employability options through work and skills based placements/training.

Help the Homeless made a grant of £2,000 towards the construction of a new workshop for training. 


Terry Waite, President of Emmaus, with Francis Bergin, Chairman of Help the Homeless.  

Terry Waite, President of Emmaus, with Francis Bergin, Chairman of Help the Homeless.

 

Emmaus is about people, many of whom arrive at Emmaus at a very low point in their lives.  People become homeless for many different reasons but relationship breakdown, bereavement, addiction or abuse have often played a part.  In Emmaus, they find the space and support they need to start rebuilding their lives. 

Help the Homeless has supported many of the Emmaus Communities in the UK as part of their large grants programme ( but please note this programme is not currently open for applications).  Since 2006 they have received £85k of funding from Help the Homeless.