A nationwide sleep out to end homelessness in Scotland for good.

4 Cities. One night. 12,000 people under the stars.
Saturday 8th December, 2018

Last year 8,000 people joined the world’s largest sleep out in Princes St Gardens to raise £4 Million and call for an end to homelessness in Scotland. This has caused a sea change in the fight against homelessness and funded a raft of major projects. Now we want to keep up the momentum and we are asking 12,000 people across 4 cities to join us in a nationwide sleep out on Saturday 8th of December.

By raising money and working together we can accelerate the pace of change in Scotland and create the political mandate to end homelessness here. We want to make Scotland an example for the whole world to follow. We’re a small country. A nation of innovators. The statistics of homelessness in Scotland are not insurmountable.

We can do this. We just need you.

Registration is now closed. You can still support Sleep in the Park by clicking the button below to make a donation.

Forest outline with sketched elements from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Aberdeen Sketch with people sleeping on the ground

Fundraising makes it possible

By joining our sleepout you will be joining a collaborative movement of the third sector, the private sector and The Scottish Government to tackle one of society's most pressing issues.You can join as an individual or as a business - all you have to do is make a minimum fundraising commitment.

Make a Donation

So Far We've Raised

£3,200,200

Our Fundraising Goal

£4,000,000



If you cannot participate in the sleepout,
you can still support by pledging a small monthly donation.

Pledged so far

303

Our Goal

500

Become a regular donor

Top 50 Individual and Teams Fundraisers

Position Fundraiser Amount
1 Team Keiller £12,215.00
2 Henderson Loggie £11,713.16
3 Mr Stewart Milne £10,175.00
4 Virgin Fin & Com £9,928.75
5 Mr Ellis Watson £9,581.12
6 Mr Ross McEwan £8,081.25
7 Team Hollett £7,769.00
8 Houston Kirk £7,386.00
9 KB’s All Stars £6,847.50
10 IT COULD BE YOU £6,035.96
11 St. Columba's 2018 £5,950.04
12 Castle Rock Edinvar £5,750.63
13 Empteezy £5,433.75
14 Woodmill High School £5,034.30
15 James 61 £4,785.75
16 Wallace High School £4,671.25
17 the DOSsers £4,671.25
18 Castlehill Housing £4,236.81
19 The Starn Group £4,231.25
20 The Baggies £4,191.25
21 Musselburgh Grammar £4,177.00
22 I can see Orion £3,981.25
23 The Dream Team £3,937.50
24 Engie £3,936.28
25 MacDuff £3,916.76
26 Pat and Neil £3,883.75
27 Southpark Sleepers £3,710.00
28 CofS NYA £3,561.81
29 BroSleep £3,517.75
30 Mitchells Roberton £3,491.25
31 The Silent Partners £3,486.25
32 The Sleep Baggers £3,470.53
33 Team Greville Williams! £3,467.50
34 Mr Ben Hartman £3,413.75
35 Wylie Bisset £3,369.70
36 Mr gavin Halliday £3,362.50
37 Kenway Tyres £3,290.00
38 RBS Legal £3,202.00
39 Mr Barry ODwyer £3,170.00
40 Mr Richard Scott £3,146.26
41 Mr Conor OLeary £3,083.75
42 PPI Dream Team £3,052.00
43 Team NES £2,970.00
44 Mrs Kirsteen Coutts £2,912.80
45 Mr Patrick Martin £2,900.00
46 Buckstone Mums Utd £2,862.00
47 Vodafone £2,859.50
48 Nexen Aberdeen IT £2,850.50
49 Penicuik High School £2,763.88
50 LHA Sleep Walkers £2,742.00

Top 50 Corporate Fundraisers

Position Fundraiser Amount
1 eStock Limited £22,313.75
2 Coop Food £18,852.05
3 McVey & Murricane £15,275.39
4 Shepherd&Wedderburn £14,624.18
5 William Grant & Sons £13,009.38
6 Entier £12,236.25
7 EnerMech £11,957.38
8 Schuh £9,439.61
9 SVL £8,260.35
10 NCR £8,204.85
11 RICS £7,641.25
12 Merchant Leisure £7,629.50
13 Social Good HQ £7,506.55
14 MCC Labels £7,460.68
15 CALA Homes (West) £7,215.63
16 High School of Glasgow £7,207.00
17 RCPSG £6,984.50
18 Deloitte £6,651.63
19 OGTC £6,615.00
20 Softcat Plc £6,033.75
21 Graham + Sibbald £5,965.00
22 AGS Airports Ltd £5,842.37
23 NCM Fund Services £5,824.94
24 Clarity Simplicity £5,660.50
25 DGHP £5,495.65
26 Hydrasun £5,467.00
27 Capco £5,463.00
28 Carling Property £5,455.00
29 Addleshaw Goddard £5,372.03
30 The Salvation Army £5,275.00
31 Ninja Kiwi £5,226.25
32 AAB LLP £5,137.50
33 Edinburgh Airport £5,056.24
34 Proserv £4,935.00
35 CAN Offshore Ltd £4,606.25
36 BlackRock £4,574.35
37 Flow £4,561.25
38 Construction Scotland Innovation Centre and Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre £4,496.80
39 HIAL £4,481.37
40 MBM Commercial £4,441.23
41 Baker Hughes, a GE company £4,398.75
42 Ecolab £4,393.25
43 teamsportscotland £4,365.25
44 MacRoberts LLP £4,294.22
45 iomart £4,292.36
46 Newsquest £4,254.16
47 Westmorland £4,253.75
48 Graham + Sibbald £4,233.40
49 Forth Capital £4,170.00
50 Outplay Entertainment £4,130.00

Top 25 Wee Sleep Out Fundraisers

Position Fundraiser Amount
1 James Gillespies HS £11,291.00
2 Edinburgh Academy £10,672.50
3 High School of Dunde £6,307.57
4 100th Pentland Scout £4,389.63
5 Mrs Burnbrae Boys £4,007.71
6 Victoria Primary £2,137.55
7 St Bridget’s Primary £1,688.00
8 Edinburgh Diocese £1,595.00
9 1st Dunbar Beavers £1,534.00
10 Williamston Primary £1,325.00
11 Network at Wardie £1,312.50
12 Cupar Explorer Scout £1,211.25
13 Speyside High School £1,146.25
14 Raasay Primary £1,136.54
15 Mrs Jayne Swanson £1,100.00
16 Mrs Helen Smith £1,038.75
17 Miss Stacey Johnstone £896.25
18 Mrs Lisa Gillespie £881.25
19 Maryhill Parish Chur £834.80
20 Miss Melanie Brown £822.81
21 Braes High School £810.16
22 Notre Dame High £792.52
23 Mrs Nicola Taylor £747.50
24 KCDT £743.75
25 Girls Brigade £731.32

Major Supporters / Sponsors

Organisation Campaign Total
CYBG £43,131.73
Nexen £31378.95
DC Thomson £25,637.98
Wood £19,054.39
CMS £17,984.97
The Scottish Government £17,764.25
Glasgow City Council £17,681.92
Balhousie Care Group £17,027.75
Stewart Milne Group £15,420.63
Standard Life Aberdeen £15,093.61
RBS £15,008.22
Dundee City Council £14,674.05
Shell £14,105.75
Gleneagles Hotel £12,280.00
PWC £12,240.90
Weir Group £12,142.50
Thornton's Law £10,899.08
Deloitte £9,951.63
KPMG £9,497.60
Phoenix Group £9,485.03
Robertson Group £7,956.07
Insights £7,905.16
The City of Edinburgh Council 5,649.13
Barclays £5,386.25
Pernod Ricard £4,957.50
4J Studios £3,587.50
Wheatley Group £3,377.50

Buskers

Amy Macdonald and KT Tunstall will be travelling by helicopter to perform 4 cities in 1 night.
Aircraft and flight services provided by Andrew and Yvonne Devlin of Curtis Moore Group, and all airports have agreed to wave their landing fees.

Helicopter symbol
Amy Mcdonald
KT Tunstall
Performing in Aberdeen
Eddi Reader

Eddi Reader

Kris Drever
Callum Beattie
Nevis Ensemble (40 piece orchestra)
Amy MacDonald & KT Tunstall opening the event before heading to Dundee
Evening hosted by Roddy Hart

Performing in Glasgow
Frightened Rabbit

Frightened Rabbit

performing Songs of Frightened Rabbit with special guests
The Twilight Sad
Kathryn Joseph
Stina Tweeddale (Honeyblood solo)
Hollie McNish
Plus very special guests
Evening hosted by Vic Galloway

Performing in Dundee
Kyle Falconer

Kyle Falconer

Fatherson
Hunter & the Bear
Withered Hand (solo-acoustic)
Amy MacDonald & KT Tunstall opening the event before heading to Glasgow
Evening hosted by Ewen Cameron

Performing in Edinburgh
Lulu

Lulu

Admiral Fallow
Martha Ffion
Siobhan Wilson
Michael Pedersen (Neu! Reekie!)
Amy MacDonald & KT Tunstall close the event after completing the 4 event challenge
Evening hosted by Fred Macaulay

Bedtime Story
Irvine Welsh

Irvine Welsh

Speaking
Josh Littlejohn MBE

Josh Littlejohn MBE

Thank You Dinner
Keynote appearance from Malala Yousafzai

Keynote appearance from Malala Yousafzai

Speaking
Chris Hoy

Chris Hoy

Hosting
Fred MacAulay,<br/>Vic Galloway,<br/>Ewen Cameron

Fred MacAulay,
Vic Galloway,
Ewen Cameron

Where’s my nearest event?

Last Year's Results

  1. Graphic symbol A program for 800 rough sleepers, across 4 cities, to be brought off the street into mainstream housing - in the largest program of its kind in the UK. Read more about our Housing First program.
  2. Graphic symbol Hundreds of thousands of pounds being distributed to support a range of charities working with homeless people throughout Scotland. See the charities that have benefited.
  3. Graphic symbol A village being built in Edinburgh to pioneer alternative accommodation models. Read more about the Social Bite Village.
  4. Graphic symbol Engagement with the Scottish Government Action Group on Homelessness and Rough Sleeping.
  5. Graphic symbol 3 major academic studies to give a road map to end homelessness in Scotland. Read our three major academic studies.
  6. Graphic symbol Expanding the capacity of the Edinburgh Winter Night shelter to ensure that noone was forced to sleep rough due to no enough space. Read more about this funding package.
  7. Graphic symbol Supporting Social Bite’s core work including employment programs for homeless people in 3 cities and distributing over 100,000 items of food and hot drinks

How your Donations Help

Supporting Social Bite's Employment and Food Programs
Supporting Social Bite's Employment and Food Programs
Accomodation and Housing Solutions
Accommodation and Housing Solutions
A Nationwide 'Housing First' Program
A Nationwide 'Housing First' Program
Preventing Homelessness - Helping Care-Leavers and Prison-Leavers
Preventing Homelessness - Helping Care-Leavers and Prison-Leavers

What are you campaigning for?

By sleeping out you are also creating a strong mandate for political action. Our Key Campaigning Messages to local and national government are:

  • • Rapidly-Rehouse Rough Sleepers with Support
  • • Prevent homelessness from Prison, Care and NHS
  • • Long Term Funding for 'Housing First'
  • • End Homelessness in Scotland. For Good.

Key campaigning messages.

This year Social Bite are inviting 12,000 people to Sleep Out across 4 cities on the night of 8th December with a mission to eradicate homelessness in Scotland for good.



Make a Donation

Last Year's Event

#sleepinthepark
Image for GOODNIGHT #sleepinthepark ~ stay warm folks! Once again the people of #Scotland have come together to take a collaborative step towards ending homelessness in Scotland tonight. Thank you all for being part of the movement. If you wish to support this camp

GOODNIGHT #sleepinthepark ~ stay warm folks! Once again the people of ...

#sleepinthepark
Image for Guess who has shown up to support #Sleepinthepark and @frabbits?! Simon Neil from @biffy_clyro joins Grant Hutchison, Andy Monaghan, Billy Kennedy from Frightened Rabbit for a very special performance. ????

Guess who has shown up to support #Sleepinthepark and @frabbits?! Simo...

#sleepinthepark
twitter

We want to say a MASSIVE thank you to the incredible people who took p...