Grant programme returns: £17,400 awarded in spring 2019

Grant programme returns: £17,400 awarded in spring 2019

Thanks to the generosity of our network and the public, we have donated £17,400 in the spring 2019 grant programme.

Find out which projects you have supported below:

1. Banbury Young Homelessness Project (BYHP)

Operating in North Oxfordshire and South Northants, BYHP supports young homeless people with advice and information. They work with the District Council to provide permanent accommodation for young people with nowhere else to go. Their £1,000 grant will fund their Emergency Accommodation Fund. Young people stay from four nights to a month in a safe and secure B&B while the charity seeks a more permanent solution. 


2. Birmingham City Mission

The team offers an evening meal and daytime activities for homeless and marginalised individuals in Birmingham. Due to increased demand, they have extended their opening hours and staff team to receive up to 40 guests per evening. Their £1,000 grant will help pay for the installation of an air conditioning unit for the kitchen. 


3. Coventry Cyrenians

The charity provides supported accommodation for single homeless individuals and families in partnership with the Stratford and Warwick District Councils. They run social enterprises, accredited training, work experience and employment opportunities for a long-term impact. Their £1,000 grant will support the refurbishment project of their new property to help more clients. 


4. Edengates in the Community

Based in Birmingham, Edengates provides accommodation and reintegration services for victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence who have been forced out of their homes. Their £1,000 grant will help establish their food pantry with a commercial freezer, cupboard and food. 


5. FareShare

FareShare fights food hunger and tackles food waste by working with a number of charities in London and regional areas. Their £1,000 grant will provide running costs for the refrigerated vans and warehouse used to store and transport essential food items to homeless charities.


6. Guildford Number Five Project

Emma Preston, friend of The Foundation, completed her 12 Marathons Challenge in March 2019 and nominated the Guildford Number Five Project. Their 16-bed night shelter supports 14 men and two women every night of the year. As well as providing a safe and secure space for vulnerable individuals, the charity hosts classes and services for long-term, sustainable support, like healthy eating and cooking. They have been given £3,000 for their running costs.


7. Harbour Place Grimsby

Based in Grimsby, North Lincolnshire, Harbour Place operate a night shelter and outreach team for rough sleepers to receive practical support and advice. Their pilot scheme, Safe Harbour, will receive £1,000 to help the most entrenched rough sleepers. Opening three nights a week for mental and physical well-being, addiction issues and access to other services. The project will support five people each night.


8. Joel Community Services

This Kingston-based charity provides shelter, home-cooked meals, washing facilities and one-to-one support for up to 17 people. Each client has a personalised care plan and access to life skills training courses. The £1,000 grant will be used to purchase new wardrobes and tables so their clients have a place to put their belongings, creating a sense of home, comfort and trust: a vital step to ensure an effective recovery.


9. Midland Langar Seva Society

The charity feeds the homeless on Saturday and Sunday evenings. With their £1,000 grant, they will open their services on Friday evenings to provide a balanced diet, home-cooked meals, a chance to socialise and referral opportunities to other services. These evenings are the first time many homeless individuals have to access and wider range of services.


10. New Horizon Youth Centre

This charity offers young people in London accommodation, support, advice and work. Their Drop in and Dine project will receive £1,000 to provide daily breakfasts and lunches. These meals provide an opportunity for staff and volunteers to build connections with their clients, understand their history and find the best referral services.


11. Off The Fence Trust

The charity helps people in Hove with a range of issues including: addictions, mental health, job loss, bereavement, housing and financial struggles. Their project Antifreeze will receive £1,000 to purchase over 600 sleep bags, split between summer and winter thicknesses for their front-line services.


12. SASH

SASH supports 16-25 year olds in York to break the cycle of homelessness before they become entrenched in the lifestyle. Their Nightstop project will receive £1,000 to provide homeless individuals up to 14 nights of emergency accommodation. During their stay the referrals team work with their clients to match them with a volunteer host. 


13. St Paul’s Hostel Worcester

We are delighted to continue our support for St Paul’s Hostel following our £400 grant in the autumn grant programme. Their 46-bed hostel provides job coaching, employment opportunities and counselling to support. Their £400 grant will fund a wall-mounted projector screen, speaker and installation for the Audio Visual training programme.


14. The Albert Kennedy Trust (AKT)

Based in London, AKT helps LGBTQ+ young people in London with emergency accommodation, a Volunteer Host Programme and housing. Their £1,000 grant is supply their Rainbow Emergency Packs with food, phone credit, travel expenses, duvets, sheets, crockery, interview clothes and more to help their clients start afresh and rebuild their lives. 


15. The Ferry Project

The charity runs an Emergency Night Shelter of 18 people, Hostel for 24 people and Resettlement properties for 30 people in Cambridgeshire. Through their professional connections and services, The Ferry Project supports over 200 people a year. Their £1,000 grant will help cover the rent of the Emergency Night Shelter. 


16. Tracy’s Street Kitchen

Tracy and her team of volunteers operate a street kitchen on Friday nights for Nottingham’s homeless. Their £1,000 grant will help pay to furnish their temporary shelter including: a washing machine, beds and linen, fridge-freezer, sofa, curtains, carpets and rent. 


Spring 2019 marks The Fine & Country Foundation’s third grant programme. The scheme has been a huge success with hundreds of applications flooding in from across the world. But, we couldn’t support these incredible charities without your generosity. 

Fine & Country offices host a range of fundraising events throughout the year. You’re invited to join any of our organised events, or you can request a bespoke fundraiser to suit your interests and schedule. We provide free promotion and event organisation to help your event be the best for homelessness. 

Take a look at this year’s events calendar and sign up to your favourite fundraisers today. 


For more information about the charities we support, future grant programmes or our fundraising, please contact or call +44 (0)20 3368 8221.


7th May 2019

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