Over £49,000 awarded in The Autumn Grant Programme

Over £49,000 awarded in The Autumn Grant Programme

This autumn, The Foundation awarded another round of grants to 27 deserving charities working across the UK in the fight to end homelessness. A total of £49,793.00 was awarded in autumn, bringing the grand total donated so far this year by The Foundation to an impressive £160,958. Giving back to local charities is so important to Fine & Country and through The Foundation we are delighted to be able to make a difference to so many charities this year, as we know this is a difficult time for many.

Through a tough decision process, The Foundation chose these 27 local charities based on their service provided and previous grants received from The Foundation so far. Read more about these charities below.


Wimbledon Guild of Social Welfare

Nominated by Fine & Country Wimbledon

The Wimbledon Guild of Social Welfare was awarded £1,500 this autumn. They offer practical help, wellbeing and financial support to vulnerable people within the Merton community.


Grimsby & Cleethorpes Area Doorstep


Nominated by Fine & Country Brigg

Doorstep were awarded £1,000 towards providing accommodation and support to young people and young families aged 16 to 25, who are homeless or at risk of facing homelessness within the North East Lincolnshire area.


Nuneaton Foodbank


Nominated by Fine & Country Coventry

Nuneaton Foodbank provide emergency food and support to people within Nuneaton who are referred to them in crisis. Last year they provided 5,609 three-day emergency food supplies to those in need in the local area. Their donation of £1,800 will go towards food supplies for the coming months.


Sleep Pod


Nominated by Fine & Country Uckfield

Awarded £3,000, Sleep Pod provide essential pods for rough sleepers across the UK and France which are designed to keep people warm and dry in extreme weather conditions. With the number of people on the streets rising, the need for their pods is continuing to increase.


PATH Torbay

Nominated by Fine & Country South Devon

PATH Torbay was awarded £3,000 in the Autumn Grants which will go towards supporting the homeless and vulnerable in Torbay. They help local families and individuals in crisis and food poverty.


The Four Streets Project

Nominated by Fine & Country Chichester

The Four Streets Project, provide around 5,500 evening meals every year in the Chichester area. Since they began six years ago, their 100% voluntary team have not missed a single night. Their £2,000 grant will help to purchase food supplies as well as survival equipment and clothing for their clients.


Emmaus Cambridge


Nominated by Fine & Country St.Neots

Emmaus Cambridge offers a place to call home, meaningful work and personal support to a community of formerly-homeless people in Cambridge. Their grant of £500 will go towards the refurbishment of the accommodation and the support that they provide.


The Forge Project


Nominated by Fine & Country Brigg

The Forge Project were awarded £2,000 by The Fine & Country Foundation. They provide support through their day care centre to their community in the form of mental health advice, housing support and essential supplies such as food and sleeping bags.


Beacon House


Nominated by Fine & Country Colchester

Beacon House has been working with the local community in Colchester for over 25 years. Their £1,000 donation will offer a wide range of support services, providing a necessary and vital lifeline to vulnerable individuals within the Colchester community.


The Welcome Centre


Nominated by Fine & Country Huddersfield

The Welcome Centre provided an impressive 361,262 meals to local families and individuals in need last year. The number of people using foodbanks across the UK has risen dramatically in the past few years, their donation of £3,000 will go towards food supplies and essential guidance and support for those in need in the Huddersfield area.



Freedom Community Alliance


Nominated by Fine & Country Launceston

Freedom Community Alliance operate an open access day centre and supported housing accommodation in Barnstaple as well as a Therapeutic Community to address drug and alcohol addiction near Lynton. Their grant of £1,000 will go towards providing hot meals, temporary accommodation and vital support for those in need in these areas.



Kingsbridge Area Foodbank


Nominated by Fine & Country Salcombe

Awarded £1,000 in the Autumn Grant Programme, Kingsbridge Area Foodbank’s aim is to prevent and provide relief of poverty in Kingsbridge and the surrounding villages through the provision of food, hygiene products and other essential services.





Nominated by Fine & Country Ribble Valley

Awarded £1,500, Nightsafe are a local charity set up in 1990 by a group of local people with the aim to alleviate homeless and vulnerably housed young people within the borough of Blackburn and Darwen.



Helping Hands Community Project


Nominated by Find & Country Leamington Spa

The Helping Hands Community Project received a grant of £1,000 towards their soup kitchen and providing the support needed within the Warwick community.



Love Marlborough


Nominated by Fine & Country Marlborough and Devizes

Love Marlborough deliver hot meals to families in need in the Marlborough area, their grant of £1000 will go towards this.



The Clock Tower Sanctuary


Nominated by Fine & Country Brighton and Hove

The Clock Tower Sanctuary provides practical and emotional support to the homeless or insecurely housed aged 16-25 in Brighton and Hove. Their grant of £3,000 will help these young people to move forward from crisis to stability.



St. Paul's Hostel


Nominated by Fine & Country Driotwich & Stourbridge

St. Paul’s received a grant of £1,000. They first opened in March 1977 as a response to the high numbers of people sleeping rough in Worcester. The hostel first opened in the derelict vicarage of St.Paul’s church and has since relocated to a newly built hostel and 4 resettlement houses with facilities continuing to grow.



The Meeting Room


Nominated by Fine & Country Dorking and Cranleigh

The Meeting Room received a grant of £1,500. This will go towards providing meaningful support to those experiencing homelessness, poverty, health difficulties and addiction.



Helping Caring Team (HCT)


Nominated by Fine & Country Chepstow

HCT aim to improve the lives of the vulnerable and homeless people of Newport and South East Wales by providing an outreach support service at the point of need in a sustainable way and helping to bridge the gap between vulnerable people and agencies that can help. Their grant of £2,993 will go towards providing meals, essential supplies and support for homeless in this area.



Genesis Trust Bath


Nominated by Fine & Country Bath

Genesis Trust Bath received a grant of £3,000. They support disadvantaged and vulnerable people in the Bath area by providing compassionate help to support people with their immediate needs and journey with them as they gain confidence, learn new skills, overcome challenges and make choices to restore and rebuild their lives.



St. Petrock’s


Nominated by Fine & Country Exeter

St Petrock’s provide a safe, familiar environment for their clients. Their centre is the only place in Exeter where rough sleepers can access a hot shower and laundry facilities.  Their grant of £3,000 will go towards providing sustainably packaged outreach meals to those in need in Exeter.



Help Bristol’s Homeless


Nominated by Fine & Country Bristol

Help Bristol’s Homeless provide temporary accommodation for more than 15 residents until they can each move on to a more permanent home. Their grant of £3,000 will go toward helping to refurbish and convert shipping containers into temporary flats for those in need in Bristol.



Hackney Doorways


Nominated by Fine & Country East London

Hackney Doorways provides routes out of homelessness for people in need in Hackney by working with the community to provide shelter and support. Their grant of £1,000 will go towards providing hot meals, beds and support to those in need.


IMPAKT Housing & Support


Nominated by Fine & Country Bedford

IMPAKT Housing & Support (formerly YMCA Bedfordshire) received a grant of £1,000 which will go towards providing a variety of accommodation and support for those aged 16-65 in Bedford.


The 3 Pillars Feeding the Homeless


Nominated by Fine & Country St. Neots

The 3 Pillars provide a mobile hot food service to the areas of Peterborough, Cambridge and soon Rushden. They also give out sleeping bags, warm clothing, toiletries and underwear to the elderly and needy. Their grant of £3,000 will help purchase food, sleeping bags and tents.


Vineyard Community Centre

Nominated by Fine & Country Richmond

The Vineyard Community run their morning drop-in service Monday to Friday which supports around 50 homeless people every day. Their grant of £1,000 will contribute towards the ongoing costs of running this service which is a vital provision for the local community.




Nominated by Fine & Country Head Office

CANAAN Trust was awarded a grant of £2000.00. Opening in 1995, the CANAAN Trust has supported homeless and those threatened with becoming homeless across their local community with the goal to enable them to address the issues that caused their homelessness and support them to ‘rebuild their lives’.




Finally, a big thank you to all of the members of the Fine & Country network and their communities for all of your continued support and fundraising throghout 2022, without which, this would not have been possible.


If you're thinking about planning a fundraiser in the New Year, let us know at foundation@fineandcountry.com

7th Dec 2022

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