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Project information

LandAid House - Young Person's Bedroom

Too many young people in the UK are facing homelessness, with no safe space to live. LandAid is the charity changing that. We are part-funding new accommodation for young people and the £25,000 we raise through the Big Give will fund a bedroom in a shared flat and, hopefully, a place to call home.

October 2017 - January 2019

Charity information: LandAid

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  • Need


    The problem of youth homelessness across the UK, as well as the need to support young people into more independent living.


    LandAid House will provide safe, supportive accommodation for 146 young Londoners who are homeless, or at risk of being homeless. The old City YMCA hostel was built nearly 40 years ago and was no longer fit for purpose. Every part of the building has been designed specifically to support its residents to move on, and to prepare them for independent living. Young people will live in shared flats and develop key skills like learning to cook for themselves.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To fundraise £25,000 for a bedroom in a shared flat within LandAid House.


    » Publicise the campaign across our social media, website and other publicity channels.
    » Request support from our individual event donors and participants to match-fund the Big Give.

    What success will look like

    By hitting the financial fundraising target and pledging the amount to our charity partner, City YMCA.

    Aim 2

    The above aim is part of the wider aim of the project which is a £1.5m pledge to fund the building.


    » Identify varied fundraising opportunities to support the £1.5m pledge - including the Big Give.
    » A property sleepout event in March 2018 to raise funds for the project.
    » Campaign to launch individual giving to coincide with the Big Give and enlist the help of our corporate supporters, but individually.

    What success will look like

    By hitting the financial fundraising target and releasing the funds to our charity partner, City YMCA in grant form.

  • Impact


    Long-term the success will be measured by the amount of young people who benefit from the services of LandAid House. Not just a safe roof over their heads, but the holistic support provided by the team at City YMCA. Fully-trained YMCA staff will be on site 24 hours a day, seven days a week to support residents and will help the young people gain life-changing skills like budgeting, cooking and paying bills. Residents will be supported to find education, training and employment.


    The major risk is not raising the money. We have mitigated this by engaging with a very generous donor who will match every £1 we raise. It is this donor that we have engaged to pledge the funding for the Big Give, to ensure we hit our target. We have also launched the campaign more widely to our corporate network to ensure we have enough time to raise the funds by June 2018.


    We will keep donors up to date on the progress of the building and offer them a site visit (where appropriate) to see for themselves how work is progressing. There will be an opportunity to invite donors to the building once open (likely to be Jan 2019).

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £25,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £25,000 Bedroom in a shared flat The cost of providing a bedroom and kitting it out in a shared flat in LandAid House

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Pledge Donor £6,250 Guaranteed
  • Background


    The project will be on the site of the previous old City YMCA hostel in Errol Street, near Old Street, London and will support young people facing homelessness from the existing borough and neighbouring boroughs, who will be referred by their local authority, or an approved local youth homelessness charity partner.


    Young people facing homelessness who are refereed by a local authority, or by an approved local youth homelessness charity partner. Most young people will stay at LandAid House for around nine months before moving onto their own accommodation. But the YMCA works individually with every young person, and some young people may need further support and stay a bit longer.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We are the property industry charity, surrounded by a network of corporate partners drawn from the property sector, who are able to advise on the building project and offer their skills on a pro bono basis as necessary. We are hoping to leverage this support to provide the necessary funds to get the new building completed so that it can start supporting young Londoners.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Emily Hamilton

    Comms & Marketing Manager at LandAid, Emily will be key in publicising the project to all of our supporters to encourage individual donations.

    Leah De Silva

    Head of Fundraising & Partnerships, Leah will be responsible for getting people to donate from our Ambassador network across the partners.