Nottingham Street Aid is a fund that gives grants to help individuals avoid spending time living on the street.
Donations and gift aid from the public will enter the fund through donation contactless points (£3 per donation), Texting STREET plus a number 1-20 to 70560 to donate £1-20 or via our donation web page (reached from a QR code or via this Street Support Nottingham webpage).
Charities that have registered with Nottingham Street Aid can apply to the fund at any time on behalf of an individual to buy a specific item or items that will help them move on from homelessness.
An independent panel reviews applications and makes grants. Nottingham Street Aid verifies that every penny given is spent on the items requested and evaluates the extent to which the grant achieves its goal of helping that person to move away from life on the streets.
The fund will pay for the following kind of items which help people to engage with support services, gain employment or move into accommodation.
This list is not exhaustive, and charities can apply for anything on behalf of their clients.Donate now
The homeless person must reside in the Nottingham area (including the associated urban boroughs such as West Bridgford and Beeston).
The panel must be convinced that the grant will help the homeless person avoid spending time on the streets.
The referring charity must demonstrate that they have looked for alternative sources of funding or alternative sources of those goods.
The panel will seek to ensure that purchases are from the most appropriate and cost effective sources.
Running Street Aid costs money. The costs include:
We have been able to draw money to the scheme from the council and businesses, much of which would not otherwise have been spent. This money covers all overheads, so that all the money donated by the public (including Gift Aid) is spent on items for homeless people in Nottingham.
If you represent an organisation that would like to work with Nottingham Street Aid, please download the form, fill in the relevant information and send email it to: firstname.lastname@example.org.