The Project (also known as the South Birmingham Young Homeless Project) has been awarded a grant of £5,000.
Homelessness prevention, welfare benefits and debt
The charity’s advice centre specialises in homelessness prevention, welfare benefits and debt. Through impartial advice and support, the Project aims to prevent homelessness and improve the lives of vulnerable people.
The Project supports people who are struggling with debt, homelessness, or are just confused by the benefits system. The team offers a wide range of practical assistance; from bus tickets to emergency food parcels, from grant applications to replacement birth certificates. Whatever a person’s age or situation, the staff are there to help.
Warwickshire Freemason, John Hayward visited The Project to find out more about their work. He met with Project Manager, Helen Sephton and Nathaniel, who was previously supported by The Project and now volunteers with the charity.
Helping The Project to survive and grow
The Project has been operating for 25 years, and although much state funding has been withdrawn, the Lottery is funding the Project over a five year period, and donations from individuals and organisations like the MCF will help the charity to survive and grow.