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Trusts and foundations

We are so grateful for the support we receive from many charitable trusts, foundations, and institutional funders. Many of our boldest and most successful projects have only been possible thanks to the support of independent grant makers.

There are many opportunities for like-minded partners to join us in bringing about genuine change at a local and national level, whether that’s giving to our work as a whole or working with us on a special project.

Together, we can change things for the millions of people struggling with bad housing and homelessness. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like to make a donation, or to discuss which areas of our support services or campaigning work have the greatest synergy with your organisation's goals.

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Get in touch

If you have any questions about making a donation through a charitable trust, foundation, or institution, please contact Matt La Faci by phone on 0344 515 1577 or by email to

Featured partnerships

We are fortunate to receive support from a number of grant makers. Without this funding, many of our vital projects similar to those below just would not be possible.

Inspiring Change Manchester – Funded by National Lottery Community Fund

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We're very proud of our eight-year project (2014-2022) transforming support for people facing multiple disadvantages across Manchester. Service users and partners are coming together to develop a programme to make sure there are no ‘wrong doors’, and to help make Manchester’s systems and services work better for our members. 

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Sheffield and Bristol Family Support Service – BBC Children in Need

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Thanks to BBC Children in Need as well as match-funding from The Garfield Weston Foundation and The Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation, our Family Services in Bristol and Sheffield can provide rounded and consistent support to women and children. These families face interconnected challenges such as homelessness, poor mental health and substance abuse, so they often struggle to access appropriate support. The generosity of our partners has enabled us to reach 164 families since April 2021, improving the lives of 425 children.

National Emergencies Trust - National Charitable Partner

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We first partnered with the National Emergencies Trust during the COVID-19 pandemic. They provided funding to help us deliver and expand our national emergency helpline to ensure people across the UK could access housing advice and support. Since then, we’ve worked closely with the trust to prepare for other potential emergencies that will require our specialist housing and homelessness expertise. We're now a charitable partner and our relationship means that we’ll be on hand to help during any future emergencies in the UK.

The Justice First Fellowship – The Legal Education Foundation

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We’re extremely proud to be part of the Legal Education Foundation’s Justice First Fellowship programme. Together, we’re supporting the training and development of the next generation of social welfare lawyers who will go on to become leaders in the field and important advocates for access to justice. The Foundation is currently supporting a trainee solicitor at our Lancashire Hub, having previously supported trainees at our London, Plymouth and Manchester Hubs (several of whom still work for Shelter).