Homelessness charity Centrepoint has been handed a £3m donation, the largest in its 52-year history.
The funding has been awarded by the Julia and Hans Rausing Trust to support the charity’s programme to help young people impacted by homelessness in London and Manchester to find a home and work.
Through the scheme the charity will boost the supply of affordable homes by charging only a third of a young person’s salary as rent. It will also help ensure young people earn above the minimum wage.
Delighted to be supporting such an innovative project with @centrepointuk – providing quality housing to homeless people in London and Manchester at affordable prices, enabling them to gain secure employment. #Endhomelessness #Charity https://t.co/eQ1ta8sbB5— Julia & Hans Rausing Trust (@JHRTrust) February 24, 2022
“The difference this major donation will have on youth-homelessness in London and Greater Manchester is simply incalculable,” said Centre Point’s Independent Living Programme director. Sally Orlopp.
“It will go a long way in touching the lives of so many people and on behalf of Centrepoint I cannot emphasise our gratitude enough for what the Julia and Han Rausing Trust have enabled.”
The Trust added: “Centrepoint’s ambition to end youth homelessness for the coming generation is a formidable task, but having seen the impact they have made on the lives of so many already, I have no doubt they will realise their ambition. It is an honour to extend our support.”