We’ve made a lot of progress since starting out and are delighted to announce our founding partnership with Streetwork! We’re going to be working closely to deliver a pilot of the fundraising platform which will run over the next few months and sets out to raise the finance for over £10,000 for Streetwork clients, which will give them access to basic needs that they deserve.
Streetwork is an organisation based here in the capital that already serves to support thousands of individuals and their families who are faced by homelessness, in the transition back to safety and stability in their lives. They find and connect with people who are in such trouble that they find themselves on the street. They aim to bring an end to the recurring problems that living without a home can bring, but homelessness is often a symptom of other underlying issues. A bed for the night is just the starting place and by forming relationships based on respect and trust, they are able help people to find their own solution.
Our key objective as a social enterprise, is to serve as a tool that will allow Streetwork and other community partner support workers to raise finance for their individual service users. We’re changing the way in which we can all personally reach out and support those in need, by making it more dignified and allowing donors to directly see the impact of their donation. Our fundraising platform has the flexibility to allow homeless and low income individuals to raise the finance for the basic needs required to live stable and happy lives that current systems cannot. We’re going to break down the stigma attached towards being homeless and show our society just how possible it is to suddenly be faced by the problem. By creating a platform in which our members and donors can communicate, we might just be able to give our members the additional mental support needed to get back on their feet and into safer and more stable lives.
In the run up to our launch we have teamed up with the Hilton Edinburgh Grosvenor to deliver 200 brand new cosy blankets across the city. Yesterday we made a visit to the Streetwork Crisis centre to meet some of the team who are providing amazing support in the Holyrood area and dropped off 70 blankets. This will make a huge difference to lives of Streetwork’s clients who are faced with sleeping rough every day. We still have plenty left so if you are involved with or know of an organisation who could make great use of these blankets, please do not hesitate to get in touch!
We’re so excited to be working with such a great organisation and with the help of you our donors, we can’t wait to change the lives of so many people across the city, and in time the entire UK. Keep an eye out for the launch of our fundraising platform in the next few days and if you love what we set out to achieve, remember to get in touch by email or social media as we would love to hear from you!