‘From housing and health, to learning and engagement, we aim to help vulnerable young people move on from homelessness and build a future they can believe in.’
The amount we’ve raised to help with Centrepoint’s mission to end youth homelessness.
The number of young people who have accessed Centrepoint services supported by our donations.
We believe that no young person in our society should ever be, or at risk of, homelessness. That's why we’ve continued to work with and support Centrepoint; the UK's leading youth homelessness charity, since 2017. With your help, we've raised over £2 million so far to support their mission to end youth homelessness.
There are so many reasons why a young person can become homeless, such as unstable family circumstances or issues with their mental health.
Homelessness doesn't just involve people sleeping on the streets either. There are many young people whose homelessness isn’t always visible to those around them. People who are homeless can include those who are sleeping on buses, sofa surfing with friends, or even sleeping in the homes of strangers just to gain shelter.
Many are unable to live with family members, have no family, or are escaping abuse and violence, and have little choice but to find any shelter they can.
Tens of thousands of young people ask for help with homelessness every year. It’s why we believe the work of Centrepoint is so important and aim to do everything we can to support them in their mission.
From sponsoring and supporting Centrepoint's Sleep Out and Stay:Up events, through to product initiatives, customer donations, and colleague fundraising efforts, we try to aid Centrepoint in any way we can to help them supply their integral services to vulnerable young people aged 16 to 25.
Just some ways in which Centrepoint provide help to young people, with our support:
Did you know, for every eligible mortgage we provide to our customers we give £5 to Centrepoint? Terms apply.
These donations go towards funding the Centrepoint Helpline, which provides specialist advice and guidance for young people across the UK who are homeless or worried about housing.
In 2018, we were proud to provide the funding to allow Centrepoint to expand this service by adding a dedicated team in Manchester, after the charity recognised the need for a local service. This has allowed more young people who are facing homelessness in Greater Manchester and across the UK to receive the advice and support they need to access safe and stable housing.
If you want to learn more about Centrepoint or find a way to offer your support, there are so many ways you can get involved.
Terms of the donation
New mortgage customer applications and existing mortgage customer product switch applications will be eligible for a £5 donation, on completion of the mortgage or product switch (as the case may be). Transactions relating to existing mortgages including a further advance, porting of an existing mortgage or change of borrower, are not eligible for the Centrepoint charity donation at this time. The Bank will make a payment to Centrepoint quarterly, for eligible completions during the previous quarter.
The £5 donation will be made for each eligible mortgage sold through direct and intermediary channels i.e. it applies to the Bank’s Britannia and Platform branded mortgages. Britannia and Platform are trading names of The Co-operative Bank p.l.c. The Bank reserves the right to change or withdraw the donation arrangement at any time.
Centrepoint is a registered charity in England and Wales, No. 292411