GTMCR Mayor's Homelessness Fund
As the newly elected Mayor of Greater Manchester, I have made ending rough sleeping across the city region by 2020 one of my top Mayoral priorities. Within three years, and if we can achieve it earlier, no one should be forced to spend a night on the streets.
As my first act as Mayor I am establishing the Greater Manchester Mayor's Homelessness Fund and as promised I will donate 15% of my Mayoral salary to kickstart the fund. I am delighted a number of local businesspeople have also already agreed to contribute.
The fund will support frontline projects which can demonstrate they are supporting our objective to end rough sleeping and reduce homelessness through innovative initiatives such as:
- Building specialised supported accommodation for young people with access to education, volunteering and employment opportunities.
- Expanding mental health and rehabilitation programmes across Greater Manchester, including re-building community mental health support, recovery-led accommodation and arts programmes.
- Bringing empty properties back in to use for people threatened with becoming homeless.
I am also creating a Greater Manchester Homelessness Action Network, to maintain this impetus, harnessing the goodwill and compassion of the people of Greater Manchester and beyond.
This network will consist of charities, people who have experienced homelessness, businesses, faith groups, civil society and the region's local authorities, to share best practice, develop new solutions and progress in the same direction to tackle homelessness across Greater Manchester.
So, I will provide leadership, but I need your help. As citizens, businesspeople, community organisations, you can help by donating a proportion of your salary, a one off amount or goods such as furniture (as required by local organisations). We are also keen to hear from people who can donate unused building space or organisations which have skills and expertise they wish to offer.
You can contribute to the Mayor's Fund by donating here. For more information on the fund you can email GMHAN@greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk. Please note, we will not be able to facilitate the donation of items such as sleeping bags, tents and outdoor clothing.
Distribution of resources will be decided by the fund's trustees, including people who have experienced homelessness in Greater Manchester, national homelessness experts and Ivan Lewis and Cllr Beth Knowles, who will co-chair the network and oversee the delivery of my radical action plan.
The Mayor's Fund will ultimately operate as a Community Foundation, an independent charity which disseminates funds to local organisations through a grant process. We are very grateful to Crisis for enabling the set-up of the fund.
I thank you in anticipation for joining our shared mission to end the scandal of rough sleeping which is a tragedy for those affected and an affront to the decent values of the people of Greater Manchester.
Myself and a friend want to raise money for this cause and get money from friends through a fundraising page over the space of a year (our challenge is running 1000 miles each in a year). What is the best way to go about it so that we can raise the money on our own page and then transfer this to the charity once the challenge is complete? Thanks
Andy Burnham. I ask you to walk the streets this 6th day of Christmas and act in your job role to re open our hostels , give shelter to those who are just surviving and reportedly dying.
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Olive branch, Edgeley Stockport. Need help. It is a drop in and food bank. The volunteers help the homeless and people in need. There is a flat above it and it needs sound proofing and cannot afford to have it done as they put people first please can you help them . The homeless uses the toilets to have a wash, shave,change clothes,use washing machine and a bite to eat. I go in to the drop in for a coffee and a chat ( my safe haven ) please help them.
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A total of 7.68% + 24p per donation goes to the platform (5%) and the payment processing (2.68%). Shockingly VAT is charged. How can that be right? But all platforms have overheads. This is a worthy cause.
How much of the money donated is paid to the fundraising website Go Fund Me?
Not sure how this connects with or supersedes the BigChange initiative which a lot of us have been supporting to now... Can someone explain? Will the two initiatives combine?
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