Last year we launched our Charity Donations Fund and our first successful applicant was the Sanctuary Trust who received £5,000.
This charity offers a hostel to homeless men in Rochdale and also run STEP, a ten-bed emergency overnight shelter. They set up a project to support these men in beating substance misuse.
The application caught our eye because they wanted to offer personal development training and recreational activities to help them get back on their feet.
We recently asked Sanctuary Trust how our donation helped them. We were delighted to hear they have been able to provide training for thirteen of their residents, including basic living skills, life coaching and cooking on a budget. As a result of their cooking classes the men were able to bake a festive feast for the charity staff over Christmas.
Do you want a donation from our fund? Be specific when you submit your project and let us know how it will benefit your community in the housing sector. Apply before 31 March 2015! Visit our website to download an application form.