Burnham announces grants from homelessness fund.
Thursday 03 August 2017
Burnham announces grants from homelessness fund. A £20,000 grant will go to the charity Stop, Start, Go, (SSG) which is creating accommodation for people sleeping rough in Manchester who are ready to seek employment.
Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham has announced new grants from his homelessness fund to create new accommodation for rough sleepers in the city region. A £20,000 grant will go to the charity Stop, Start, Go, (SSG), which is creating accommodation for people sleeping rough in Manchester who are ready to seek employment. A further £3,500 grant will go to church-based charity Emmaus which will use the money to teach homeless people trades to create an extra bedroom for rough sleepers in Bolton.
Burnham, who has been out speaking to people sleeping rough to find out what they need, said: “I am personally committed to this. I am putting my own money into the fund and I have been overwhelmed by the number of people who have done the same. Together, I absolutely believe we can end rough sleeping and put a roof over everyone’s head in Greater Manchester.”
Since his Homelessness Fund was launched on May 8, 2017, it has raised more than £50,000. His first grants were awarded in June to charities from across Greater Manchester.
* Burnham contributes 15 per cent of his salary to the fund every month.