Cash windfall for Sheffield homeless charity

Sheffield Cathedral Archer Project will continue to provide vital support to homeless people thanks to a £60,000 grant over three years from the Lloyds Bank Foundation.

Monday, 22nd August 2016, 09:55 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 16:36 pm
Volunteers at the Cathedral Archer Project in Sheffield help homeless and vulnerable people

The cash windfall will pay for the salary for a volunteer co-ordinator who will manage the charity’s volunteer programme which offers work and skills opportunities to those living on the streets.

The programme will oversee volunteers working in the charity’s kitchen, stores and lounge.

Roles are structured with set hours, breaks and duties to give volunteers experience of working under the conditions expected in employment. Volunteers also provide peer support to other homeless people.

Tim Renshaw, chief executive of Sheffield Cathedral Archer Project, said: “We are delighted to receive a grant from the Lloyds Bank Foundation, which will help fund our successful volunteer programme,

“This grant will impact significantly on our charity. Volunteers provide hours of work equivalent to three full time members of staff.”

Paul Streets, chief executive of Lloyds Bank Foundation, said: “Fundraising for small and medium-sized charities is increasingly precarious at a time of government cuts and economic uncertainty.

“That is why Lloyds Bank Foundation is helping organisations like Sheffield Cathedral Archer Project continue the impressive work they do.”