Yorkshire Building Society and End Youth Homelessness (EYH) have been named as winners at the Third Sector Business Charity Awards 2020.

EYH is a national movement of local charities working together to end youth homelessness in the UK.

Yorkshire Building Society has been working in partnership with EYH since 2017 and funds the Rent Deposit Scheme that helps private landlords to fill vacant properties quickly and free of charge.

To date, the partnership has helped over 431 young people and 92 dependent children into their own rented homes and has raised over £1million.

Yorkshire Building Society’s Chief Executive, Mike Regnier, said:

We are rightly proud of our partnership with End Youth Homelessness where we’ve already helped many young people facing homelessness into a home of their own. This award is fantastic recognition of the amazing work that our colleagues and customers have provided in supporting the charity over the last three years.

Last year, 103,000 young people* asked their local authority for help because they were either homeless or at risk of homelessness. EYH charities collectively work with over 30,000 young people who are amongst the most deprived in the country.

Nicholas Connolly, Managing Director for End Youth Homelessness, said:

The partnership between Yorkshire Building Society and End Youth Homelessness was about housing homeless young people, plain and simple. Together we have created a brilliant service that really works for homeless young people and a blue print for scaling other great local services. We are incredibly proud of this partnership and its legacy is hardwired into our future with End Youth Homelessness’ Housing Fund. We want to say a huge thank you to colleagues and customers at Yorkshire Building Society for their support, which has helped change the lives of homeless young people.

All information correct at time of publication.


*Centrepoint’s Databank report states that 103,000 young people asked their local authority for help in 2017/2018 because they were homeless or at risk of homelessness.  Statistics are based on FOI requests made to Local Authorities in England for 2017/18