Girls and Boys of Great Britain are a newly formed, family run Charity based in Hornchurch, Essex. Its primary objective is eradicating poverty to the poor and vulnerable.
A specific priority tier system will be used to ensure charitable donations go to those in need the most. This will mainly focus on engaging in Affordable Housing schemes, homeless, soon to become homeless, the elderly and impoverished families.
The top tier and priority beneficiaries will be homeless people, followed by soon to become homeless, vulnerable elderly people and finally impoverished families.
Activities and Public Benefit:
Girls and Boys of Great Britain will collaborate with Local Authorities, Government Housing Departments and Housing Charities to gather detailed analysis and client details on those on Emergency Housing lists and most in need of help. Over time, the Charity will also be carrying out its own research and data analysis on local areas (to its base in Essex) to better understand the need of assistance amongst its residents.
When selecting suitable criteria for beneficiaries Girls and Boys of Great Britain appreciate that it is very important to provide resources to those really in need initially. Where possible it will aim of course to spread any additional resources to those lower down the priority tier system and others not on its initial tier system (for example single part time workers in financial difficulties).
Range of services and assistance to be provided:
Girls and Boys of Great Britain have its main aim as being to eradicate poverty to the poor and vulnerable. To achieve its aim and allocate resources most efficiently, the Charity will be very focussed on the range of services and assistance it will provide.
The provision of housing assistance and grants, food and household provisions and related advisory services will be its main objective therefore.
Specifically, Girls and Boys of Great Britain will be looking to provide grants for its priority clients in finding them Social or Private living accommodation. This could include deposit monies for security deposits and upfront rental charges and monies for household goods and provisions (furnishings and general household goods). In addition, food donations and food vouchers (for Partner Charities and organisations) will be provided.
Where specific and direct support / grants / donations are not provided Girls and Boys of Great Britain will offer a range of advisory services. Specifically, these will be in relation to Housing advice, Welfare and Benefit advice and information / changes / current legislation and also assistance in budgeting matters (managing benefits, low incomes and food budgets etc).
Moving forward, Girls and Boys of Great Britain aim to increase the range of services it provides (finances permitting). These additional services would include working with Property Developers and Housing Associations in the construction of new affordable and self sustainable properties on larger scales for high priority and vulnerable groups of society.
How donations will be sourced by Girls and Boys of Great Britain:
The Charity will assist its clients in securing grants from Local Authorities, third Party organisations and private / Corporate donors. These grants will be particularly focussed on those urgently seeking Social and Private accommodation. Those classed as urgently seeking assistance would include homeless people, soon to become homeless people, the elderly and impoverished families.
Day-to-day donations will be sourced through house clearance, an online shop feature, general fundraising in the local community and a dedicated volunteer fundraising team.
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