Wycombe Rent Deposit Guarantee Scheme (WRDGS)! We’re pleased to reveal that they’ve received £10,000 from our Charity Donations Fund.
The charity prevents homelessness in the area covered by Wycombe District Council. They’re able to do this by:
› guaranteeing deposits needed by private landlords to secure a tenancy
› liaising between tenants, landlords and benefits departments if a problem arises
› offering free, confidential advice about housing.
Catriona Plummer, Chairman of Trustees at WRDGS, said “landlords require rent to be paid monthly in advance, and as housing benefit is paid four weeks in arrears, many of our clients struggle to meet this requirement and secure accommodation.
“This donation will allow us to help around 18 local households pay rent upfront and find somewhere for them to live despite their difficult circumstances”.
We’re delighted that our money will help in this way and we look forward to catching up with them in six months to find out how their project is going.
Are you part of a charity that has a project in mind to help those in the private rental sector? We may be able to support you. Apply before 30 June 2015 for a chance to receive funding from our Charity Donations Fund! Visit our website to download an application form.