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Ideas Board

Ideas Board

We believe that frontline workers are in a unique position to identify solutions which take into account both the client’s need as well as the practicalities of service delivery. The ideas board is therefore an opportunity for you, as a frontline worker, to put forward an idea which you think will improve the situation for those facing homelessness or housing issues. 

The idea could be big or small – it could be just one small part of getting someone back on their feet, or it could be something more ambitious. We are looking for creative solutions, to test new ways of working or to release opportunities which might not normally be accessible.

We will fund ideas between £200 - £10,000! 

For guidance on submitting an idea, read our guide HERE

To submit an idea to our Ideas Board please complete this short application form and return it to Raks Patel at raks.patel@stmartinscharity.org.uk



  • Proposed Ideas

    Proposed Ideas

  • Funded Ideas

    Funded Ideas

  • Have an Idea?

    Have an Idea?

  • Ideas Board

    Pop-up pizza restaurant in a homeless hostel to improve skills and tackle stigma.
    Service users take responsibility for maintaining a bike so they are able to attend appointments in town, which is a 5 mile round trip.
    To help clients with their utility bills by supplying gas/electric vouchers so people can afford to keep warm over the winter.
    To provide Moving On packs to residents, who are leaving supported accommodation and moving into the local community.
    To enable people to access appropriate, professional mental health support when it is most needed.
    Frontline workers need instant access to a fund which can respond to immediate need on an individual level.
    Providing opportunities - training, work experience, volunteering, social activities, and support - to socially excluded individuals.
    To allow new residents, who sign up to a property, some rent free weeks.
    A pilot project to fund payment of rent in the transitional period between being in receipt of benefits and receiving the first pay packet.
  • Ideas Board

    A digital inclusion project so all of our young people can have basic IT skills as this is a vital life skill in the modern world.
    To provide basic home furnishing packs to vulnerable people starting a new tenancy.
    To help make a house a home for under 35’s affected by welfare benefit changes by providing a starter pack of essential items for those who are mov...
    A Fresh Start will provide a ‘move in pack’ of basic supplies for people moving into emergency accommodation in the city, increasing tenancy sustai...
    To help prevent homelessness and enable other support needs to be met when clients leave rehab without an accommodation and prescribing plan.
    To improve independent living among young people, through raising awareness of street culture and its impact; developing workshops around healthy e...
    To raise awareness of the PIE concept among frontline workers in the North East and to develop potential ways of frontline staff visiting projects...
    To assist our service users to access the private rented sector and secure accommodation.
    To be able to make use of donated furniture to support clients moving into unfurnished accommodation. To make this sustainable on a longer term basis.
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