All the charities that receive funds from SleepSmart have been carefully selected and visited by the SleepSmart team. Some of the money does go to the basics, such as a bed, a shower, a pair of shoes, but the charities we fund don’t stop there as that rarely solves the problem. Funds are also spent on projects aimed at getting people back on their feet again.

Horizon Life Training

Teen Challenge Leeds aims to reach people trapped in the area of addictions and homelessness. They offer counselling, relationship building and structured daytime support, with the goal of re-educating individuals through a rehabilitation programme aimed at giving homeless people the opportunity to make a positive contribution to the community.
Location: Leeds
Contact: Brian Hendlesby
Tel: 01423 560841

The Booth Centre

The Booth Centre provides advice, education and training to enable homeless people to find new homes, improve their health and to increase their skills and confidence in order to successfully resettle in the community. StreetSmart funding goes towards their Awards Programme which recognises achievements in training, voluntary work and the arts, including a catering training course from which some trainees have gone on to work at Harvey Nichols restaurant.
Location: Manchester
Contact: Amanda Croome
Tel: 0161 835 2499
Email: [email protected]


The charity supports more than 9,000 people each year across Nottinghamshire in three main ways: to prevent homelessness, to tackle rough sleeping and to provide opportunities for brighter futures. The money raised by StreetSmart is used to fund resettlement workers, a rough sleepers hotline and their legal services. All of these provide support to help people move away from homelessness forever. Nearly 45% of the people Framework accommodate are between the ages of 16-25.
Location: Nottingham
Contact: Sarah Cross
Tel: 0115 841 7711

Oxford Homeless Pathways

The shelter’s main aim is to assist homeless people to tackle the issues that have led them to be homeless and to help them find accommodation that they can sustain and thrive in. The StreetSmart grant will go towards the funding of educational activities that will help provide homeless people with essential training for the future.
Location: Oxford
Contact: Kaye McDougall
Tel: 01865 201992

The Passage

The Passage run a day centre next to Victoria Station which is used by up to 200 people a day. As well as providing the basics – food, showers, laundry facilities and clothing – the centre’s main aim is to move people on by offering them help with mental health or drug and alcohol services, benefit claims, accommodation, training and employment. A StreetSmart grant will be put towards the cost of food provision at the centre.
Location: London
Contact: Andrew Hollingsworth
Tel: 020 7592 1850
Email: [email protected]

Marylebone Project

The Marylebone Project is the largest centre in the UK dedicated to meetiing the needs of homeless women. A wide variety of services are provided free of charge and include the provision of clothing, laundry, hot food, showers and emergency accommodation. They also operate a very successful drop-in centre, which provides advice, health services, training and education. A StreetSmart grant will be used to help fund their Resettlement Programme which enables around 100 homeless women to secure long-term permanent accommodation and to achieve sustained independent living.
Location: London
Contact: James Marlow
Tel: 020 7262 3818
Email: [email protected]

Connection St Martins

The Connection at St Martin’s is a busy central London day centre that provides specialist services to the homeless. These services include street outreach, emergency accommodation, work training and placements, healthcare and special needs support. A StreetSmart grant will go towards the salary of one of the team of outreach workers who engage with hard-to-reach rough sleepers on the streets of Westminster, encouraging them to access the services at the centre and help them off the streets.
Location: London
Contact: Maria Holmlund
Tel: 020 7766 5555
Email: [email protected]

Glass Door

Glass Door (previously West London Churches) is dedicated to alleviating poverty among street homeless people in West London. They operate London’s largest Winter Night Shelter, providing 70 bed spaces per night across two church circuits. This vital relief project is backed up by a range of year-round day services, including full-time advice workers. A StreetSmart grant will help fund the general running costs of the project.
Location: London
Contact: Steven Platts
Tel: 020 7351 4948
Email: [email protected]

C4WS Homeless Project

C4WS homeless project runs a church based ‘rolling shelter’ that provides emergency accommodation to street homeless from November to March each year. Each individual is provided with warmth, shelter and food, and is given help to access more permanent accommodation. All former users of the shelter are given year round support through a weekly lunchtime club with English classes, and a mentoring and befriending scheme. Both of these are also open to the homeless and those in need. A StreetSmart grant will be used to help fund the salary of the Project Manager.
Location: London
Contact: Amanda Pickering
Tel: 020 7278 6267
Email: [email protected]

Providence Row

Providence Row is a charity working with homeless and vulnerably housed people in east London. They provide a range of advice and support services including substance misuse, mental health and housing and benefits advice, as well as volunteering opportunities, employability training and a meaningful activities programme. A StreetSmart grant will be used to help fund their Catering Trainee Scheme which is a structured 7 week work placement programme giving practical experience as well as qualifications in basic food hygiene and health & safety in the workplace. The scheme is partnered by the Andaz Hotel.
Location: London
Contact: Dom Gates
Tel: 020 7375 0020
Email: [email protected]


Springboard runs an intensive educational programme for homeless and disadvantaged young people aged between 16 and 24. The programme gives them the skills and confidence they need to secure sustainable employment in the hospitality, leisure and tourism industries. Many of the the students are referred to the programme by homeless agencies. Both Pre and Post-employment ‘aftercare’ is provided for as long as the young people need it. A StreetSmart grant will help pay for the general running costs of these programmes.
Location: London
Contact: Rachel Lund
Tel: 020 7921 0420
Email: [email protected]

Hospitality Action

Hospitality Action offers a crucial lifeline to vulnerable people of all ages, working and retired, from the hospitality industry. The charity awards grants to anyone in crisis whether through illness, addiction, redundancy, bereavement or domestic violence. A StreetSmart grant will be used to help fund grants made in the London region.
Location: London
Contact: Astrid Wears-Taylor
Tel: 020 3004 5503
Email: [email protected]