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 your community to join a global movement to tackle homelessness throughout the world. 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.
If you would like to bring a sleepout to your community all you need to do is choose a venue and we will support you with the rest. 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. These will be private events and only open to people you invite.
If you are a City Government or a registered charity focusing on homelessness or refugee causes, you can host an event in a public place and we can support you to make your sleepout reach the size and impact that you would like. Events organised by a City Government or Charity will be public events and we will advertise these to the public and business community through our website.
Whether you are private individuals or a city government we will provide you with all of the resources and support you need to help you organise an event safely and with the greatest impact. We will also help you maximise the funds you can raise through your event. You can host a sleep out in your community in 4 ways:
These are small to medium events (1-300 participants) that are suited for families, friends, community groups, places of worship or smaller, charity run events.
The World's Little Sleep Out
These are small, closed events for under 18s that are designed for schools and youth organisations. They follow the same design as Host-Your-Own events.
Charities: Official Event
Official events are larger in scale (300 - 8000 participants) and have an official event page that is hosted on our website with a publicly accessible registration page.