Pathway is delighted to have been selected by the St Martin in the Fields Charity, for funding over the next three years.
The Frontline Fund has made £1.5 million available to Pathway and five other organisations to support our shared vision of everyone having a safe palace to call home and the support they need.
Thanks to St Martin’s Charity support, Pathway will be able to provide the legal advice needed in securing more stable outcomes for our patients and help improve even more lives across the UK.
Alex Bax, Pathway CEO commented: “Being homeless or the threat of homelessness is extremely bad for your health. Disease rates for people who experience homelessness can be ten times higher than those found in the housed population. Getting ill can also be a trigger for homelessness, through losing your job, or struggling to manage life with a mental health or addiction problem.
Homelessness is a healthcare problem but getting access to it can prove challenging for our most vulnerable patients. We are delighted to partner with St Martin-in-the-Fields Charity to help provide the legal advice needed in securing more stable outcomes for our patients and help improve even more lives across the UK.”
Tim Bissett, Director of St-Martin-in-the-Fields Charity, said: “We are delighted to be able to use the funds raised by the BBC Radio 4 Christmas Appeal to provide people experiencing homelessness with a safe place to call home and the support they need.
“We are excited to be partnering with all of these outstanding organisations and are looking forward to seeing what our relationship can achieve over the coming years!”
Following 81 applications from organisations across the UK, Pathway is a recipient for funding alongside Caring in Bristol, TGP Cymru, Legal Services Agency, akt, and Extern. We have entered a multi-year working partnership with St Martin’s Charity over three years and will receive a share of the Fund, which will enable us to deliver our existing services more effectively, and/or develop new and innovative ways of providing meaningful support for people at risk of or experiencing homelessness.
St Martin’s Charity is able to award this Fund, due to the annual BBC Radio 4 Christmas Appeal – which each year raises millions of pounds to transform the lives of people facing homelessness across the UK.
About the Frontline Fund recipients
Caring in Bristol deliver projects around homelessness that engage a community of volunteers, bringing people together to make change. Like St Martin’s Charity, Caring in Bristol are striving to create a society where everyone has a home and works hard to prevent people becoming homeless in the first place.
TGP Cymru is a leading independent Welsh children’s charity working with some of the most vulnerable and marginalised children, young people, and families in Wales. Helping individuals access appropriate services in health, education, and social care – TGP Cymru works tirelessly to ensure everyone has a voice to have a say in their future.
Legal Services Agency (LSA) is a Scottish law centre and charity committed to defending legal rights and using the law to effect social change. Believing that everyone is entitled to specialist legal advice when they need it, LSA works to prevent homelessness alongside other valuable services.
Akt supports LGBTQ+ young people aged 16-25 in the UK who are facing or experiencing homelessness or are living in a hostile environment. Not only do they support individuals into safe homes, but the charity also ensures young people have access to employment, education or training in a welcoming and open environment that celebrates LGBTQ+ identities.
Extern is a leading social justice charity across the island of Ireland who speaks up for and supports more than 21,000 children, young people, individuals, and families each year to overcome challenges, empower positive change and support family unity.
Read the Frontline Fund announcement press release here.