Homelessness charity to build two new properties after receiving £250,000 donation

Youth homelessness charity Centrepoint is to use a £250,000 donation made by lender Together to fund the complete build of two properties in Manchester.

The new properties will form part of the charity’s independent living programme that aims to deliver 300 homes to 18–25-year-olds in the North West city as well as London.

Each property aims to be in use for around 60 years to help young people in work or training and include essential such as a bed and kettle.

“We are delighted to be partnering with Together and their incredible donation will help us to fund part of our new Independent Living project in Manchester,” said Centrepoint director of fundraising Julie Milnes.

“We cannot deliver Independent Living without the support of amazing partners like Together and we look forward to working closely with them to reach our goal of giving all homeless young people a future and ultimately ending youth homelessness by 2037.”

Together’s chief executive designate Gerald Grimes added: “As a business our culture has always been to support young people starting out in their careers through graduate or apprenticeship schemes - some of the most senior people in our team started out their careers here as apprentices.

“That ethos of giving young people a great start in life is continued with our partnership with Centrepoint. The Independent Living programme is a great way of enabling young people to make their own way in life with a little bit of help and we’re really optimistic about the impact our £250,000 donation will make both in the short and long term.”

    Share Story:

Recent Stories

How is the food and agricultural crisis affecting charity investment portfolios?
Charity Times editor, Lauren Weymouth, is joined by Jeneiv Shah, portfolio manager at Sarasin & Partners to discuss how the current pressures placed on agriculture and the wider food system is affecting charity investment portfolios.