Hope Housing Training and Support has received a £17,400 grant over two years from the Lloyds TSB Foundation for England and Wales. The funding will contribute towards the charity’s running costs in providing training services to homeless people. The Foundation is one of the few grant makers that focus on funding core costs, to allow charities to continue to provide essential services in the community.
Based in Bournemouth, Hope Housing Training and Support provides supported housing for single homeless people, many with backgrounds in poverty, drug and alcohol abuse, mental health issues, and imprisonment. The charity aims to offer support to people who may have had chaotic lives, addictions or been homeless to help them live independently, improving the lives of young addicts and vulnerable adults.
Commenting on the grant, Sam Roubaiey, Fundraising Manager at Hope Housing Training and Support said:“The grant from the Lloyds TSB Foundation will allow us to expand the work we do with homeless people at risk in Bournemouth, helping them to take positive steps in their lives.”
The Foundation’s Grant Manager for the South West of England, Trevor Smale said:
“During 2011, the Foundation awarded £1.7 million 77 to charities across the South West that work with disadvantaged people to help them play a fuller role in their communities. I hope this success will be replicated in 2012 and urge any charity seeking funding in the Bournemouth region to see if you are eligible to apply for a grant on the Foundation’s website.”