St George’s Crypt has been at the forefront of the provision of wide-ranging support for homeless and disadvantaged people since it was established as a charity in 1930.
We have been working alongside the Trustees and Development Company to fund the development of move on housing for those ready to make the move to independent living with access to opportunities toward employability.
The ‘From A Bench to Independence’ campaign continues to gather momentum with over £5 million now raised from Leeds City Council, the Lockwood Family Foundation, Liz & Terry Bramall Charitable Foundation, Evans Property Group, Garfield Weston Foundation, the Nisa Foundation and many others.
Congratulations to the whole team at St George’s Crypt on this tremendous success.
Veterans Aid is the UK’s one-stop shop for veterans in crisis: the A&E of the veterans sector. There are around 4.5 million veterans in the UK and over 20,000 men and women leave the Armed Forces every year. A small number of veterans experience problems in civilian life. VA offers a “hand up” not a “hand out” and has an unparalleled track record in breaking the cycle of crisis. Last year VA provided over 22,000 nights of accommodation, handled over 4,000 calls for help and advice and welcomed 600 visitors into its main office in Victoria.
We began work with VA in October 2014 to help raise funds to upgrade and expand the charity’s New Belvedere House hostel in East London. Over £8.2 million has been raised and the flagship facility for veterans in crisis was unveiled last autumn when Mayor of London Sadiq Khan formally opened the new hostel.
It has been a privilege to work with this pioneering and innovative charity.