The first charities in Greater Manchester to get a cash boost from the Mayor’s Homelessness Fund have been announced.
A total of over £9,000 has been given out to Coffee4Craig, Early Break and Street Support Network in the area to help them in their work to end homelessness.
Homeless charity Coffee4Craig in Manchester and Cardiff was started in 2013 by Hendrix and Risha Lancaster working to end rough sleeping.
They have been given £1,185 in order to expand their volunteer network, currently numbering 79.
— Andy Burnham (@AndyBurnhamGM) June 25, 2017
Early Break is a Bury and Rochdale-based supporting vulnerable young people and families.
They have received £3,200 to deliver a 10-week early intervention street and community-based outreach service working with young people.
— Coffee4Craig (@Coffee4Craig) June 23, 2017
The Street Support Network, which helps to match needs with provision with its online portal and app, will be given £5,000.
Mayor Andy Burnham said: “The generosity of Greater Mancunians has been incredible.
“I said I wanted to make it as straightforward as possible to apply to the fund so we can transform this money into action as quickly as possible, so I’m proud to be able to make these awards today.
“Coffee4Craig, Early Break, and Street Support are already doing amazing work and this funding will complement and strengthen those efforts and the invaluable help and support they are providing to help people off the streets and get their lives back on track.”
We are so grateful for the support from Human Appeal and GM. This work feels so needed, and we love doing it.
— Street Support Network (@streetsupportuk) June 24, 2017
The fund has raised more than £50,000 since its launch in May and it’s still open for applications.