In 2017-18, you donated £10.5 million to support our work to end homelessness and rebuild lives. Thank you so much.
As part of this, 5,000 people supported the innovative ‘Safer off the Streets' contactless campaign led by St Mungo’s to keep Bristol’s multi charity night shelters running. Together you donated £10,000 to fund emergency bed spaces over the winter.
More than 900 volunteers contributed 198,000 hours of their time to help us provide our services and make a significant difference to the lives of the people we work with.
You also helped make big changes to homelessness law and policy.
In April 2018 the Homeless Reduction Act came into force, representing the biggest change to homelessness law in England in 40 years. Thousands of you had written to your MPs asking them to back the legislation, helping us make the case for change.
In August 2018 the Government published a new national rough sleeping strategy – something we had called for in our Stop the Scandal campaign, which over 15,000 of you supported.
That same month, the Government also backed down on its plans to change the way homeless hostels are funded, which would have put the future of hundreds of hostels at risk. This wouldn’t have happened without 12,000 of you signing our Save Hostels petition and another 2,000 sending postcards to the Homelessness Minister asking her to step in.
For every £1 donated to St Mungo’s
is spent on projects that support people experiencing homelessness
is spend on administration (e.g. Policy, IT, HR, Governance)
is spent raising the next £1