Our charity partner -
End Youth Homelessness
We’re proud to partner with End Youth Homelessness, a national movement of local charities working together to end youth homelessness in the UK.
End Youth Homelessness Fixed Rate Bond
The Society will make a donation of 0.10% of the balances held in accounts. The donation will help keep EYH’s member charities keep their critical services running and stop young people on the brink of crisis from becoming homeless through Covid-19. EYH’s member charities expect a significant drop in voluntary income this year, so we’re working hard to ensure that we continue to support them right until the end of our partnership.
Through our partnership with End Youth Homelessness, we're helping hundreds of homeless young people (aged 16 to 25) move into their own homes, and providing the support they need to rebuild their future.
Together with customers and colleagues we aim to raise over £1 million over the course of the partnership, January 2017 – June 2020.
A Place to Call Home
We believe that to build a successful future, everyone needs a safe place to call home. Through our partnership, we’ll help young people to overcome some of the enormous financial barriers to living independently like rental deposits, the first month’s rent, or household essentials and furniture. We’ll also provide young people with the personalised, practical help they need to find their new home and manage their tenancy. Together, we’re helping homeless young people build a brighter future.
We’ve been supporting them by raising vital funds for the last three years. Together, we’re supporting vulnerable young people (aged 16 to 25 years) to live independently in a home of their own.
Carrie and Alice’s story*
It was just as the COVID-19 pandemic was sweeping across the country that sisters Alice and Carrie found themselves needing somewhere to live. They were in a vulnerable position and needed somewhere safe to go.
Things changed when the sisters were connected with their local EYH charity, The Benjamin Foundation. The charity had been offered rent-free use of private accommodation by a local landlord, who was keen for the accommodation to be put to good use during COVID-19.
Thanks to the generous supporters of the End Youth Homelessness COVID Appeal, we were able to ensure that the sisters were settled in safe accommodation during this unprecedented time.
“We couldn’t hold back our excitement and we started jumping up and down when we moved in!”
Once the restrictions of the pandemic begin to lift, Carrie and Alice will continue to receive dedicated support through the End Youth Homelessness Rent Deposit Scheme, which is funded by Yorkshire Building Society, and the twins are feeling positive about the future:
“It feels like there’s hope for us now. It’s like we are meant to be here and we are so grateful and really appreciate all the help we have had.”
Just £5 could make a difference and help a young person find a safe place to stay.
For you, it could be the cost of a couple of takeaway coffees or a shop bought lunch. But for a homeless young person, a small sacrifice will make a huge difference in turning their life around.
Please donate £5 today
* Names have been changed to protect identity