Sheffield Homeless charity wins £30,000 grant

Homeless people in Sheffield will be able to get help from people who have previously slept rough, thanks to a project which has secured a £30,000 grant.

The money has been awarded to the Cathedral Archer Project and is one of two charities in the city to be awarded a grant by The Lloyds Bank Foundation For England And Wales.

Foxhill Forum, which helps unemployed adults, has secured £25,800 Cathedral Archer Project, which helps homeless people to stabilise their lives and find permanent accommodation, will use its grant for the salary of a volunteer assistant.

The volunteer will work on the charity's Partner Project which will see former homeless clients take on volunteering roles.

Foxhill Forum provides training sessions in literacy and IT to help unemployed adults develop their skills and move into employment.

It has previously run healthy eating information sessions and courses, health well-being activities and also offers a volunteering programme.

It will use the money towards the salaries so the charity can continue providing such services to the Foxhill community.