Saturday 7th December 2019

A Global Sleep Out to Call for an End to Global Homelessness


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For one night, in backyards, hometowns and iconic locations across the globe, we will sleep out in unison to create the world’s largest display of solidarity with and support of those experiencing homelessness and displacement.

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Join Will Smith, Dame Helen Mirren, some of the World's biggest musicians and an expected 50,000 people throughout the world by sleeping out under the stars to help those who have no other choice. You will be helping to raise the life-saving funds needed to help a target of 1,000,000 homeless and displaced people in your area and throughout the world.

To take part you can either:

Our aim is to have

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sleeping out all over the World

Collectively raising a target of

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Which will help an estimated


homeless and displaced people

Thanks to sponsors and philanthropic supporters,


of donations received will go to the cause*, with:


Going to charities helping rough sleepers and people suffering from homelessness in YOUR town or city**


Going to charities helping some of the 70.1 million people displaced globally - who have lost their homes through war, natural disasters, or extreme poverty

And you will be joining a global campaign to call for an end to global homelessness.

**If you are hosting your own DIY event you can pick a charity of YOUR choice working on local or international homelessness to benefit from this 50% of the funds you raise

*Donations may be subject to platform fees and transaction charges before being received by the Charities. For more information please visit https://www.justgiving.com/fees & https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/giving/about-us/fees/.

Official Events

Registration to our Sleep Out events is now open! Capacity may be limited in certain venues so register early to secure your place

New York

Times Square, USA

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Trafalgar Square, England

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Princes St Gardens, Scotland

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Lincoln Park, USA

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New Delhi

Central Park, India

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Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

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Exhibition Park, England

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Stormont Estate, Northern Ireland

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Matadero, Spain

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The Gabba, Australia

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Rodney Parade, Wales

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Cardiff Castle, Wales

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Hutt City

McEwan Park, New Zealand

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Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Coast, Croatia

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Santuario y Museo del Padre Hurtado, Chile

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San José

Parque Nacional, Costa Rica

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Lime Square, England

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Hove Lagoon, England

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Founding place of Wacken Open-Air Festival, Germany

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Hong Kong

Central Harbourfront Event Space, Hong Kong

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The Philippines

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City Sports Complex Abellana, The Philippines

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Additional Indian Cities

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Sir Puttanna Chetty Town Hall, India

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Host a Sleep Out

Hosting a sleep out can make a major difference to organisations fighting local homelessness in your city as well as allowing you and your community to join a global movement to tackle homelessness throughout the world. By hosting your own event you can also fundraise for a homeless charity of YOUR choice and this organisation will receive 50% of the funds that your event raises with the other 50% going to international refugee focussed causes.

All sleep out events will be given a VT package from the incredible people supporting our campaign, including a video message from A-list actors Will Smith and Dame Helen Mirren, telling a bedtime story to your participants.



You can organise your Sleep Out in your back garden, porch, school grounds, private grounds of a company (with permission) or anywhere else that is safe and legal.

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Events will be taking place over 60 cities throughout the world

The World's Big Sleep Out is partnering with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Our mission on December 7th is to align and support Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities


The Global Goals will only be met if we work together.

By joining us in Sleeping Out on December 7th, you will play your part in this global movement.