We’re thrilled to announce that our homelessness charity has been boosted with a £100,000 grant.
Emmaus Village Carlton received the funding as a share of the £6 million COVID-19 Homelessness Response Fund provided by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. Charities across the country were invited to bid for the funding, which was then distributed by the national charity Homeless Link.
Emmaus Village Carlton helps 42 formerly homeless people by giving them a home for as long as they need it, meaningful work and an opportunity to regain lost self-esteem to help rebuild their lives. Funds are usually raised through our popular Home Store charity shop and Bistro near Carlton, which temporarily closed due to the COVID 19 crisis.
This grant is a huge help at this current time as we continue in our mission to help formerly homeless people turn their lives around. During the recent lockdown period, the support we offered to formerly homeless people did not stop. However, with our Home Store and Bistro forced to close for three months, we lost over £200,000 trading income. We are incredibly grateful to receive this funding to help us through these challenging times.