We are here to help make your Sleep Out a huge success. We hope you will find answers to your questions below, but if you still need help or would like to have a quick chat with our friendly team you can get in touch directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
can i invite my family and friends to take part?
Absolutely! The more the merrier. You can choose to 'sign up solo' or 'sign up as a team' at the top of this page. The more people that take part in Sleep Out the more money we can raise for homeless young people.
is there a minimum age to take part?
No, people of all ages can get involved. If you are under 16 please get permission from a parent or guardian.
where does the money go?
The money you raise will help support homeless young people across the UK. Below are just a few examples of what your support could mean;
£20 could provide an hour of support with a resettlement worker to help a young person move into their own home.
£50 could provide an emergency personal care kit including clothes, shampoo, a toothbrush and clean towel.
£200 could help a young person fund 'homely touches' for their new property to make it feel like home
£400 could help with a range of household appliances that will enable a young person to become independent.
£1,800 could place one young person into a safe home of their own.
i can't find the link to my justgiving page
You will have been sent a link to your page as part of the registration process. If you have lost this link, you can contact email@example.com to receive another copy. If you have your link but have forgotten your password you can reset this yourself on JustGiving.
where can i find ideas on how to raise funds?
You can download a Fundraising Pack by clicking 'Resources' at the top of this page.
what if i don't reach my fundraising target?
Whilst we would love everyone to raise at least £100 we know some people may struggle. If you are a little short, please don't worry.
However, we do have lots of tips and tricks to help you reach your total (maybe even exceed it!) so make sure you reach out if you are worried about fundraising.
CAN I FUNDRAISE AS PART OF A TEAM?
Yes absolutely. Fundraising as a team is a great morale boost! Your team target should be £100 x number of team members (or more if you can!)
Some of my supporters want to donate by cash or cheque
That's fine, just ask them to make this payable to you and deposit into your own bank account. You can then make a donation in that amount to your JustGiving page.
on the night
where should i sleep?
This year's challenge is all about sleeping somewhere different where you would usually be. Why not make a den in the living room, or pop your sleeping bag in the bath. If you have outdoor space and feel brave, then you can sleep in the garden or on your balcony.
If you are signing up with work and have appropriate space then why not speak to your employer about organising a Sleep Out with your team at the office?
Sleep Out isn't about replicating homelessness, it's simply about providing a glimpse into what it's like when you don't have access to a safe, secure and regular sleeping place.
Can i go and sleep in the local park?
The choice is yours - however, we want to make sure you are as safe as possible on the night and would therefore advise against it.
can i sleep out in a team? How will we stay in touch on the night?
As long as you follow government guidelines, you can take on a challenge as a team or in person. But if being together as a team isn't possible, you can still take part together and stay connected on the night. Why not set up a Zoom or Teams chat and keep each motivated throughout? We find a midnight call to see how everyone's getting on works nicely too!
what happens if i need to pull out of the event?
We understand situations change, if for any reason you can no longer take part please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
who are end youth homelessness (EYH)?
End Youth Homelessness is a national movement of local charities working with over 40,000 15-25 year olds each year. End Youth Homelessness helps it's Member Charities collaborate to increase awareness, share experience and generate voluntary income to deliver services that transform the lives of homeless young people.
Here is how we help
A home: EYH charities start by putting a safe, warm and stable roof over young people's heads through their supported accommodation.
Getting and staying healthy: we help young people overcome their traumatic pasts with specialist mental and physical health support.
Opportunities: we provide young people with 1:1 care to help them build their confidence and skills to get an education and a job.
Independence: we ensure young people move into their own homes and don't become homeless again.
I want to know more
Please visit www.eyh.org.uk or drop us a line at email@example.com