The Fine and Country Foundation has announced the 17 charities which will be allocated funding in its most recent round of grants.
The selected charities were notified last week (16 May) that their grant applications were successful, the same day that the government announced that the funding for rough sleeper’s emergency scheme would be coming to an end.
After extending the application deadline to the end of April, in light of the Covid-19 outbreak, a “record number of organisations” applied for grants of up to £3,000 of funding.
The foundation said everyone around the world has been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, none more so than those who rely on homeless charities and food banks to survive.
It said: “While we don’t know what the long-term picture is surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, we know that for the millions of people who are already in vulnerable conditions, it is going to be devastatingly worse if they do not continue to get funding from organisations such as the Fine and Country Foundation”.
Emilie Despois, head of marketing said: “We are delighted to donate to 17 charities around the world in our continued effort to alleviate homelessness in all its forms, even more crucial in these unprecedented times.
“My sincere thanks to all Fine & Country offices who have not let the global crisis halt their charitable efforts. Since the Foundation’s inception, we have donated over £500,000 to superb causes both in the UK and around the world.
She added: “We look forward to building on this success, with the goal of raising £1,000,000 for homeless charities.”