Teenager Dale was a brilliant student with outstanding A-level results, but homelessness meant his chance of further education was out of reach.
Centrepoint's bursary meant Dale could go to university and leave homelessness behind for good.
A £17 donation could help a young person buy the books needed for their course.
A £39 donation could help a young person get the bus or train to their college or uni classes
Dale spent his teens caring for his grandmother who has dementia. When she went into a home, he became homeless. He was sofa surfing for several months before he got a room at Centrepoint. A homeless young person has the same dreams and ambitions as anyone else. But frustratingly, it’s often the simplest things that stand in their way. Like being offered a job, but being unable to pay for the uniform. Or, like Dale, getting a place at university but being unable to afford a laptop, textbooks or the train fare to get there. Thanks to Centrepoint, Dale is now at uni studying criminology and sociology.
Your donation is important to us and we don't want to waste a penny. We need to raise £171,000 for our bursary fund and education support. If we raise more, donations will be spent where needed to help homeless young people into a job and a home.
Centrepoint has supported 125,000 homeless young people since 1969
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For every young person we work with, it is estimated that Centrepoint benefits the public purse by nearly £20,000.