Vital funding support from the Tudor Trust for local homeless charity

The charity is now into the second year of a three-year grant award of £90,000, awarded in 2020 by the Tudor Trust, an independent grant-making trust which supports voluntary and community groups working in any part of the UK. The annual award is supporting the appointment of a case worker to provide support and mentoring for service users.

The rest of the money is going towards The Bridge Homelessness to Hope’s mentoring project, The Lighthouse Project. A lighthouse provides light, direction and hope to those lost at sea. Many of the individuals with whom The Bridge works find themselves lost in a sea of difficulty, abuse and trauma. The Bridge’s lifeguards provide a lifesaving opportunity by reaching out a lifebelt of compassionate mentoring. The stormy sea of life can feel overwhelming for many, but the charity aims to bring its mentees closer to the safety of the shore.

The Lighthouse Project aims to provide light, direction and hope into the lives of the individuals that it mentors over a period of three to six months. This non-judgemental, professional relationship increases mentees’ confidence, reduces social isolation, improves mental and physical health and provides access to practical help.

David Fawcett, Executive Operations Manager at The Bridge Homelessness to Hope said: “Support from grants, donations and fundraising is essential in helping us to successfully deliver frontline support services for the city’s homeless community. The funding from the Tudor Trust is focused on developing the case worker role and rolling out our mentoring programme, which is making a real difference to our service users.”

About The Bridge Homelessness to Hope:

Based on Melton Street in Leicester, The Bridge Homelessness to Hope offers a range of specialist support services to the homeless and rough sleeping community in the city including mentoring and mental health wellbeing.

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