Camberley-based homelessness charity the Hope Hub has received a grant of £4,590 which the group is putting towards a project to help deliver employability workshops to homeless people living in Surrey Heath. 

This donation, from the Morrisons Foundation, will help the charity to launch an innovative new project named ‘Hope Hub Connect’ which will provide access to training, CV support and mentoring whilst ensuring homeless clients are able to safely adhere to social distancing guidelines. 

The charity’s mission is to upskill homeless people through this project with the tools they need to find employment and ultimately break the homelessness cycle.

Hope Hub Chief Executive Mags Mercer said, “It is proving extremely difficult for vulnerable people with no or limited funds, so this new Connect Project the Morrisons Foundation is funding will help make a considerable difference and enable us to run online training and workshops to help people upskill and reduce social isolation.”

David Scott, Morrisons Foundation Trustee said, “We know that coronavirus has presented a serious risk to homeless people and that is why we’re extremely proud to be supporting the Hope Hub. We’re delighted to be supporting the Connect Project and are hopeful that this will contribute towards the charity’s aim of breaking the homelessness cycle for vulnerable people living in Surrey Heath.”

The Morrisons Foundation was set up by Morrisons supermarket in 2015 and awards grants for charity projects which help improve people’s lives. Since launching over £29 million has been donated to hundreds of charities across England, Scotland and Wales.

Local charities are encouraged to visit to find out how to apply for a grant.