Here’s some examples of the grants we’ve made recently
Jill had a history of serious mental health issues, for which she had previously been sectioned, and eventually homeless. Now she’s living in supported accommodation and receiving support, but she wanted to occupy her time with something useful. She’s now studying tailoring at a nearby college, with the hope of developing her skill. CHC supported her by purchasing books and a laptop, to support her education.
Jason was just 14 when he was put into care. Now he’s starting out his adult life and has got an apprenticeship, but he needed help with the costs of setting up his first home. With no family to turn to, Church Homeless Charity provided Jason with a grant to get him started. CHC funded a desk where he can get his work done, and gas/electricity for when he first moved into his new flat.
John became homeless after being admitted to hospital for heart failure. He spent a long time in hospital, and was discharged onto the streets. After a period rough sleeping, he’s now sleeping indoors. CHC purchased new clothes and a phone for John, who is very grateful.
Mila’s husband and family were deeply abusive to her. When she began to suffer from a deep depression, she was told that she was no longer ‘any use’ to him. When he sold their home and moved abroad, she was left homeless. Now, after support from services, she’s finally in a position to begin rebuilding her life. CHC supported her by purchasing household goods for her new home.
Alia was living in a youth hostel when she discovered she was pregnant. She needed all the help she could get, starting a home of her own for herself and the baby. CHC helped fund baby clothes and a cot for her newborn daughter.
Steven was made homeless when his landlord illegally evicted him in 2020 without notice. He struggled to find somewhere else to rent near his work, and ended up living in hostels which only worsened the situation. Now he’s finally moving into a home of his own, CHC helped him to afford many of the basic necessities.
After fleeing violence in his home country, Kalo came to the UK in the hopes of finding safety. Now he’s rebuilding his life, but he arrived with nothing but the clothes on his back. CHC funded a cooker and furniture in his new accommodation.
Jamie had to move out of an area urgently after he was beaten and abused by a local gang. He had little by way of savings, and the accommodation found for him after a brief stay in a hostel was entirely unfurnished. CHT paid for a bed for Jamie, where he otherwise may have had to sleep on the floor.
Fatima had to flee her home following extreme domestic violence from her husband, supported by her equally abusive father. Forced to leave in the night, Fatima had nothing but the clothes on her back when she arrived at the refuge. CHT funded clothes, transport costs and various other essentials for Fatima. She has a difficult road ahead, but thanks to your support, it will now be a little easier.
Rachel, a survivor of domestic violence, escaped an abusive relationship and sought refuge in a safe house. Now finally moving into secure permanent housing, the grant she received supported her in purchasing essential household items like a washing machine, a television, and kitchen appliances, enabling her to rebuild her life free from violence.