The Passage needs your help
A Night Under the Stars is solely devoted to helping the work of the Passage. All of the services provided by The Passage need a great deal of resources. The Passage employs about 90 professional staff. A pool of more than 400 volunteers also helps to provide services seven days a week and keeps Passage House open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
The annual running costs are about £4.5 million, only 30% of which is funded by statutory grants. The Passage depends on voluntary contributions to meet the remaining costs. Because of the tremendous support from volunteers and businesses, 94 pence in every £1 that is raised goes directly to frontline services.
Every gift, no matter how small, will help us enable a homeless person to gain a renewed sense of self-respect and hope for the future.
£20 pays for our trained staff to give a homeless person a much-needed advice session.
£150 supports someone who has returned to work for the first week of the period they are waiting to be paid.
£600 covers basic bread and breakfast, travel to work, and food at work for
someone for four weeks until they are paid.
£1,200 subsidises the cost of meals in the Resource Centre for one week.
£2,500 pays for employing a qualified drug and alcohol worker for one month.
Alongside the concert, our Night Under The Stars 2016 target for donations is £8000.
94 pence in every £1 goes to frontline services at The Passage
In the year to 31 March 2016
• 2,710 individuals visited the Resource Centre at The Passage.
• 650 people new to rough sleeping were met on the street by our outreach workers and worked with so they had no second night on the street.
• 75 people ended their homelessness by being supported into full time employment
• 127 people helped into accommodation before they were discharged from hospital