Helping 1 million people

How will the funds raised be invested?

Helping 1 million people

Our aim is to raise a target of $50,000,000 through the World’s Big Sleep Out campaign.

Thanks to the support of corporate sponsors and supporters covering the event and infrastructure costs – 100%* of the funds raised will be invested in the cause.

This will be divided 50/50 in the following ways:

50%

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

50%

Going to charities helping some of the 68.5 million people displaced globally - who have lost their homes through war, natural disasters, or extreme poverty

**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/.

How can we help 1,000,000 people?

Through the campaign, we hope to invest a minimum of $50,000,000 to help homeless people locally and throughout the world. Whilst it is never an exact science, we expect that these funds would go on to help in the region of 1,000,000 homeless and displaced people.

Helping Homeless People in Your City

We hope to invest significant funds in thousands of local homelessness organisations throughout the world.

On Saturday December 7th we are expecting a minimum of 50 official events and over 1000 Host-Your-Own events to take place.

Therefore, if we achieve our targets through the campaign, we aim to distribute a minimum of $25,000,000 to over 1000 local homeless charities in the towns and cities where the sleep out event take place.

What Your Funds Could Help Achieve:

  • £1,000

    could provide hot meals for over 940 people experiencing homelessness in Arkansas

  • £1,000

    provides shelter, soup, a shower and clean clothes to 50 people in a shelter in Dublin

  • £1,000

    can provide a home for four months for a homeless single mum and her kids in east Ukraine

  • £10,000

    will run 15 employability sessions for young people in the UK to help them leave the streets for good

  • £25,000

    would pay for 50 families to engage in family mediation, an effective prevention tool to stop people ending up on the street

  • £50,000

    will fund the construction of a 1,000 square foot duplex on a vacant city. Each duplex provides two units of clean, safe and affordable rental housing

  • £1,000,000

    would provide emergency hosted accommodation for 11,070 safe bed nights in 33 cities around the UK

Helping Children and Displaced People throughout the World

In addition to the funds distributed to a range of homelessness charities, we also hope to donate a further $25,000,000 to help people throughout the world who have lost their homes due to war, natural disasters and poverty.

We will be working with UNICEF USA as our primary partner to support children and families who are displaced. UNICEF has helped save and protect the world’s most vulnerable children for more than 70 years, and the organization’s work is more essential now than ever. Today’s refugee and migrant crisis is the worst since World War II. Millions of children and families around the world have been driven from their homes by conflict, poverty or disaster and far too many encounter danger, detention, deprivation and discrimination on their journeys. UNICEF supports these vulnerable populations in home countries, on their often harrowing journeys, and in destination countries.

 In addition to supporting UNICEF USA we are working with a board of international experts to invest these funds in several other organisations to help as many displaced people as possible.

Our other key partners are:

Institute for Global Homelessness (IGH).

 

The Institute of Global Homelessness (IGH) supports an emerging global movement to end street homelessness. As a first step toward achieving this goal, we are working with key global strategic partners to eradicate street homelessness in 150 cities around the world by 2030. Our vision is that within a generation we will live in a world where everyone has a place to call home – a home that offers security, safety, autonomy, and opportunity.

Malala Fund

Malala Fund is working for a world where all girls can learn and lead. Malala Fund advocates for resources and policy changes needed to give all girls a secondary education, invests in local education leaders and amplifies the voices of girls fighting for change. These activists and educators work in places where most girls miss out on school — Afghanistan, Brazil, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Turkey and Lebanon. The funds you raise will help support Malala Fund’s work with refugee or displaced populations.

To help more refugee girls go to school, the activists in Afghanistan are recruiting more female teachers. In Nigeria, programs help girls living under the threat of Boko Haram go to school. And in Lebanon and Turkey, they are campaigning to end child marriage and using technology to help refugee girls without internet to access educational materials.



What your Funds can Help Achieve

  • $50,000,000

    could help an estimated 929,000 displaced and crisis affected people in 59 countries around the world.

  • $50,000,000

    could help an estimated 522,317 displaced and crisis affected children in 59 countries around the world.

  • $25,000

    could provide 16 tents to communities in emergencies. Under the tent’s protection, children uprooted by emergency can eat a nutritious meal, receive urgent health care, go to school, or sleep safely.

  • $25,000

    could provide 1 emergency health kit containing enough medical supplies to meet the needs of 20,000 people for three months.

  • $10,000

    could provide displaced communities with 99 winter survival packs. Each pack includes 10 blankets, 1,000 packets of micronutrient powder and 1,000 water purification tablets.

  • $1,000

    could help 10 displaced and crisis affected children access protection services in safe child-friendly spaces.

  • $1,000

    could help over 100 crisis affected people access safe water for drinking cooking and personal hygiene

  • $1,000

    could provide 144 fleece blankets to displaced children, offering crucial protection in emergency situations or harsh winter conditions.

  • $1,000

    could provide 41 crisis affected families with family emergency water kits.

Our Agenda for Action

  • Helping homeless people in YOUR area by investing in local charities

  • Funding solutions focussed on housing and supporting vulnerable homeless people

  • Helping displaced children through our partners UNICEF USA

  • Investing in a range of organisations helping people who have lost their homes due to War, Natural Disasters and Poverty

  • Creating political change through policy advice through our partners at the Institute for Global Homelessness

  • Investing to help a target of 1,000,000 homeless and displaced people throughout the world