Did you know that you can help towards homelessness in Leicester at the tap of your card? The Give Leicester contactless giving scheme helps to address the problem of homelessness in Leicester by donating funds raised directly to The Bridge Homelessness to Hope.

Give Leicester donation points can be found at locations all over the city centre, including bars, cafes, shop windows, offices and on campus, offering a way to donate with a guarantee that your money goes directly towards supporting people who are, or have recently been, homeless in the city.

Since the scheme launched it has raised over £35,000 and helped 12 people to find permanent homes. Set up by BID Leicester and Leicester City Council working in partnership with Leicester Homelessness Charter, is designed to make helping people who are homeless easy and secure by enabling donations directly to charities through contactless giving points.

When you tap your contactless card your £3 donation will go to The Bridge Homelessness to Hope, which will provide day services to people who are, or who have recently been, homeless in the city, including the provision of meals at breakfast and lunchtime, a place for hot showers and laundry, and physical and mental health advice. Funds will also go into creative and social programmes that aim to empower guests and allow them to feel part of a community, along with a regular skills day to prepare them to succeed in job-seeking and employment.

Where to donate

There are 14 Give Leicester donation points in the city, displayed in the windows of local businesses. The newest additions are LCB Depot on Rutland Street, Mattioli Woods on New Walk Place and Grounded Kitchen on Queens Roa., Other locations include St Martin’s Coffee Shop, McDonalds on Eastgates and Market Street, Clockwise Credit Union, De Montfort University, University of Leicester, Marks & Spencer and Greggs on Gallowtree Gate and De Montfort Hall.

Find out more about Give Leicester by visiting www.giveleicester.org.

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