BHT needs your help – it won’t take you more than 3 minutes – on two campaigns we are running at the moment.
Legal Aid Cuts: BHT is part of ‘Justice for All’ a major campaign to highlight the impact of proposed cuts to legal aid. Services provided in our advice centres in Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings, as well as those provided by others, are under threat. We need as many ‘signatures’ on an online petition as possible in order to try to influence Ministers. Many thanks to those who have already signed, but if you haven’t yet, please do so here.
National Lottery Awards: Our Accommodation for Work Project is in the running for the 2011 National Lottery Awards’ “Best Voluntary/Charity Project”. It was funded by the Big Lottery Fund in 2010. Our project needs as many votes as possible to get through to the final. It is the only Sussex-based project in this category. Again, thanks to those who have already voted, but if you haven’t, please do so here.
BHT’s Accommodation for Work Project has been shortlisted for a prestigious National Lottery Award. We are the only homelessness charity and the only Brighton (and also Sussex)-based service in our category “Best Voluntary/Charity Project”.
We need your vote! Public voting runs until 20th June at midday. To support the project please vote here.
This project works with 18 homeless men and women at any one time to actively seek and secure employment and training. In the past year, 18 residents have found paid work, 9 have completed work placements, 15 have accessed education/training, and 7 have done voluntary work. The project was funded by the Big Lottery Fund in 2010.
The National Lottery Awards are an annual search to find the UK’s favourite Lottery-funded projects. The Accommodation for Work Project is one of ten semi-finalists for this category from the original 850 projects nominated. For further information please contact Nikki Homewood or the Project Manager, Bernadette Lynch or phone them on 01273 645400.