In its second quarter of operation (22 January– 21 April 2020), Hammersmith BID’s Small tap, big change campaign to help the homeless in Hammersmith & Fulham has received just over £6,300 for distribution to its partner charities. UNITED in Hammersmith & Fulham is the charity partner, administering gifts.
Small tap, big change has 15 registered touchpoint terminals which have been hosted at events and venues, including local business led activity. Donations are also received online. Overall, just over £6,300 has been received this quarter.
The highest income touch points were Latymers Pub, 245 Hammersmith Road, and Made in H&F, the pop up shop based in Kings Mall.
Online donations have produced the most income this quarter, including one individual donation for £5,000.
The funds have been distributed amongst the recipient charities, Baron’s Court Project, Glass Door, The Upper Room and St Andrews.
Alicia Feetham, Trusts and Foundations Manager, Glass Door, gives some background on how useful these donations have been.
“We’ve received over £2,800 so far from the Small tap, big change initiative, which enabled over 100 homeless people to spend a night in one of Glass Door’s Hammersmith & Fulham shelters this past winter.
“Thanks to this support, they have had a safe place to sleep and the opportunity to access our casework service so that they could begin their journey out of homelessness.
“Our caseworkers are working hard to support homeless people in the local area during these exceptionally challenging times and as the economic impact of Covid-19 continues to affect vulnerable individuals, our shelters will be needed more than ever next winter. The initiative will help those who need it the most to find a safe place to stay during the coldest months of the year.”
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