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21 new projects to create 331 bed spaces for young people who are homeless

Caroline Fraser | 18.06.18

We're delighted that many of these projects will be funded by the RICS Pledge150 campaign. In total these projects will create 161 bedspaces, of which 60 will be directly funded by Pledge150. 

All of the projects below will provide accomodation for young people who are homeless in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

In total, LandAid has approved grants worth £1 million to 21 youth homelessness projects, which will create 331 bed spaces for young people who are homeless.

When we give young people a safe place to live, we also give them the chance to find steady employment, build relationships and achieve their aspirations. Read more about some of our new projects across the UK:

London

Evolve Housing and Support: £75,000 will help fund a modular construction project to provide new high-quality, affordable accommodation for families and individuals in housing need, including 19 young people. This project will be funded by Pledge150.

South East

Porchlight: £45,000 will help renovate a derelict building to create three double-bed studio flats for young prison leavers who would otherwise be homeless. This project will be funded by Pledge150.

South West

Young Devon: £17,050 will support a renovation project to create a one-bed training flat, and also help fund a new build project to create four self-contained one-bed ‘pods’ for young people. This project will be funded by Pledge150.

East of England

Hope into Action: £68,000 will help renovate three empty properties to create 12 emergency bed spaces in shared houses for young people, with 24-hour floating support. This project will be funded by Pledge150.

West Midlands

St Basils: £75,000 will help renovate 24 self-contained flats and 24 studio apartments to upgrade the utilities and energy efficiency of shared accommodation for young people. This project will be funded by Pledge150.

East Midlands

Hope Community Services: £50,000 will help convert and renovate the charity’s current offices to create eight new one-bed ‘move on’ flats for young people. This project will be funded by Pledge150.

Yorkshire and Humber

St George’s Crypt: £30,000 will help convert a workshop into a two-bed house for young people who have come through the charity’s drug and alcohol rehab services.

North East

Humankind: £60,000 will help renovate five empty properties to create 10 new bed spaces of high-quality, affordable housing for young people in housing need. This project will be funded by Pledge150.

North West

Whitehaven Community Trust: £27,840 will help renovate 11 existing bedrooms in a hostel for young people, as well as creating a new bedroom and bathroom.

Scotland

YMCA Glenrothes: £11,865 will renovate a three-bed empty terraced house or flat to create a shared home for young people who are ready to leave the charity’s fully supported hostel. This project will be funded by Pledge150.

Wales

The Wallich: £75,000 will renovate and develop a multi-use Hub for key services while creating five self-contained bed spaces for young people with complex needs. This project will be funded by Pledge150.

Northern Ireland

Simon Communities NI: £50,000 will help renovate and extend emergency accommodation to create a multi-purpose shared living space and improvements to 10 one-bed flats. This project will be funded by Pledge150.

Find out how you can support more life-changing projects for young homeless people across the UK.