TO DONORS: WHY DOES HOPE HOUSE ESSEX NEED FUNDING
Many homeless charities have the following financial benefits:
- A building leased to them at peppercorn rent (i.e. for nothing) or subsidised
- Supporting People money: This is money coming from Essex County Council after its introduction in 2003. It often amounts to over £100,000 each year
- Enhanced Housing Benefit agreed by the local Council: This can be considerably more than the normal Housing Benefit. This enables charities to cover their rental or mortgage costs.
HOPE HOUSE ESSEX has none of these huge financial benefits.
We are limited on funds and employ less staff than we would like, with much of our work and support being done by volunteers.