Our response to COVID-19 and homelessness
Museum of Homelessness, in partnership with Streets Kitchen and other small groups recently repurposed all of our activity and resource to frontline work and campaigning for our homeless community during this pandemic.
The situation on the ground is changing daily but despite media and public messaging around ‘getting everyone inside’ we think from our work on the streets that there will be a street population throughout this crisis.
Right now, many services remain closed and no public out to give donations, people are hungry, thirsty and scared.
We will be there for our community as long as they need us.
The need right now
Notes on our finances
We are a tiny grassroots charity and we keep things really lean financially. Only 11% of our expenditure is on running costs such as insurance and office rent, compared to 40% in other charities our size. (source: Channel 4 fact check)
There are no large salaries or big overheads. Nor do we spend money on fundraising or marketing. Our funds go on making amazing creative and heritage activity, campaigning for change and supporting our community members with paid work, bursaries or essentials like travel costs.
In 2018-2019 we are grateful for the funding and support, given to us by the following organisations: