Multi-million pound boost for Warwickshire's homeless - The Stratford Observer

Multi-million pound boost for Warwickshire's homeless

Stratford Editorial 7th Jan, 2018   0

HOMELESS people across Warwickshire and the West Midlands will receive extra support thanks to an anonymous £4million donation.

Heart of England Community Foundation received the money which the donor requested should be used to create new or upgrade existing accommodation for homeless and vulnerable people.

The foundation – which funds projects across the region – will use the donation to support three charities or organisations and will seek applications for those hoping to receive the money.

The rest will be given to charities over the coming years.

Foundation chief executive Tim Costello said: “This is an incredible gift.

“There is a real need for good-quality, accessible accommodation for vulnerable people in the West Midlands so we are delighted to be launching a programme of this kind.

“This year we will be seeking applications from organisations to help us deliver this project effectively. This could be supporting people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, women and children leaving abusive situations and in need of refuge or people with disabilities who need specialist accommodation.

“This is an incredible and unique opportunity for voluntary sector organisations in this region and will provide support for many vulnerable people locally for years to come.”

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