Each office that takes parts in or organises their own event has the option of choosing a homeless charity to donate to. Many offices know the issues in their local area well and therefore often have a relationship with a homeless organisation.
It is common that our most adventurous and international challenges will support international charities such as Action Aid. This was the case for the Dellitubbies rickshaw challenge across India which saw £33,000 raised for the construction of houses in Asia. Our next international event will be the Everest Base Camp exhibition in October 2017.
Some offices will leave the decision to the Fine & Country Foundation board. At this level it is likely that we will support national or international charities.
If you are part of a homeless charity or poverty prevention organisation then you may be eligible to apply for partnership. Contact us to learn more.
Since 2014 we have worked with a number of charities:
This Brighton-based day centre is for homeless young people aged 16-25 to help young people break away from homelessness and towards a brighter future. Last year, thanks to volunteers and local supporters, including Fine & Country, 177 young people made positive changea. Proceeds from Fine & Country Brighton & Hove's coffee morning
went towards The Clock Tower Sanctuary.
Emmaus supports people to work their way out of homelessness, so not just simplygiving people a bed for the night but providing meaningful work, a stable home and a sense of belonging.
Helping Hands is a community project helping homeless people in the Leamington Spa district. They very kindly wrote a thank you
letter to us after a Sleep Out in November 2016.
Hope4 aims to relieve poverty among homeless and badly-housed people in the Borough of Rugby and works to prevent homelessness, providing hot food and drinks and a winter shelter.
Hope is a community charity owned by local people to do good things in Northampton that address and tackle poverty, especially homelessness. They provide practical services, such as skills and training to improve employability. The Northampton Hope Centre is also working hard to change attitudes towards poverty.
Housing for Women is a charity and housing association that have provided homes for London's women for over 80 years. The organisation expanded from a 'job centre' for women during the Depression in the 1930s to now supporting women who have suffered from domestic abuse, have been trafficked or have been released from prison. Each year Fine & Country Head Office take part in their 10k run.
With the support of the local Community, Volunteers and Partner agencies, Jimmy's deliver 24/7 emergency accommodation and supported housing for those who would otherwise be homeless or vulnerably housed, leading them towards independent lifestyle.
Based in Worcester, Maggs Day Centre provides basic emergency support along with training and practical assistance to help homeless and vulnerable people in the area rebuild their lives. During the afternoons, the centre is closed to provide skills training, for instance IT workshops, literacy and maths development and confidence building classes.
Based in Victoria, this charity has grown and developed into a hub of support for homeless people in London. They provide essentials including, showers, clean cloths and hot food. They also supply essential support work from mental and physical checks with NHS nurses, to employment and education support. Click here
to see hear about our Muse auction.
St Basils aims to ensure young people develop the skills and have the support they need to move on successfully, with many support services from accommodation, engagement and skills services to open up their opportunities. It is one of the nine member charities of the End Youth Homelessness campaign. We will be taking part in their Sleep Out in November.
Wintercomfort has supported people who are homeless or at risk of losing their home in Cambridge for over 25 years. A day centre open 7 days a week, offering men and women vital welfare services and opportunities for learning and training.
Centrepoint is a charity with hostels in London, Bradford and Sunderland and partnerships all over the UK. Their staff are dedicated to helping every young person who comes through the door, opening up a future and fighting youth homelessness. It is the leading charity in the End Youth Homelessness campaign. We are taking part in their Nuclear Blast
event and Sleep Outs this year.
End Youth Homelessness is a national campaign formed of nine homeless charities across the UK. By pooling their resources and working together they are tackling the challenge of ending homelessness for everyone from the ages of 16-25. Our partnership with this campaign ensures that we help to solve this problem on a national scale, whilst understanding the different complex issues within each region of Britain.
Action Aid is a leading international charity working in over 45 countries. Working with the poorest women and children in the world, Action Aid strives towards changing lives for good. We have raised funds for their campaigns, including Happy Homes that houses and schools homeless teenage girls in Bangladesh.
Working solely to rebuild Thangpalkot1 village in the District of Sindhupalchok, northeast of Kathmandu. This has made incredible progress in its two years by building 16 homes and will continue to build another 63 houses. Our donation of £16,000 has gone directly towards building 10 homes in Nepal. Our collaborative Everest Base Camp trek in October is aiming to raise at least £3,000 which would help to build a further two houses.