Society Hits Half a Million for End Youth Homelessness
Yorkshire Building Society is celebrating raising over half a million pounds through its charity partnership with End Youth Homelessness (EYH).
EYH is a national movement to end homelessness among 16-25 year-olds in the UK and has been working with Yorkshire Building Society to help homeless young people across the UK live independently.
An estimated 103,000 young people in the UK are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Rent deposit scheme
The £500,000 raised by the Society funds the Rent Deposit Scheme. This joint project with EYH helps private landlords to fill vacant properties quickly and free of charge. To date the scheme has been able to support 180 young people into their own rented homes.
To support them in their new home, young people will also benefit from dedicated support and financial advice in building the life skills and confidence they need to move on to lead successful and independent lives.
Nicholas Connolly, Managing Director for End Youth Homelessness, said:
I want to thank everyone that has donated to our cause through our partnership with Yorkshire Building Society. Without this support we simply couldn't help vulnerable young people that so desperately need it. Thanks to you we're able to reach these young people and ensure that they have a safe place to call home. You are helping to change lives and that's amazing.
Sasha Pauley, Charity Partnership Manager for Yorkshire Building Society, said:
Our campaign with End Youth Homelessness is providing real help for young people in need and thanks to the generosity of our colleagues and customers we are supporting homeless young people into homes of their own. Everyone who has played a part in us reaching this milestone donation should be proud of what they have achieved.
End Youth Homelessness
Every year, EYH member charities work directly with over 30,000 vulnerable and homeless young people aged 16-25 across the UK.
For more information please visit www.ybs.co.uk/your-society
All information correct at time of publication.