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.

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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

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Top 50 Individual and Teams Fundraisers

Position Fundraiser Amount
1 Team Keiller £12,696.25
2 Henderson Loggie £12,071.41
3 PPI Dream Team £11,204.17
4 Mr Ellis Watson £11,156.12
5 Mr Stewart Milne £10,537.50
6 Virgin Fin & Com £9,991.25
7 KB’s All Stars £9,038.75
8 Team Hollett £8,527.75
9 Houston Kirk £8,082.75
10 Mr Ross McEwan £8,081.25
11 Mr Ben Hartman £7,545.00
12 IT COULD BE YOU £6,541.25
13 Castle Rock Edinvar £6,265.63
14 St. Columba's 2018 £6,051.29
15 Empteezy £5,546.25
16 Woodmill High School £5,397.25
17 Mr gavin Halliday £5,154.32
18 James 61 £5,112.00
19 MacDuff £5,070.51
20 CofS NYA £5,045.06
21 Wallace High School £5,045.00
22 the DOSsers £4,971.25
23 Musselburgh Grammar £4,897.00
24 Mitchells Roberton £4,651.25
25 Castlehill Housing £4,474.31
26 The Starn Group £4,456.25
27 Wylie Bisset £4,337.42
28 The Baggies £4,245.00
29 The Dream Team £4,175.00
30 I can see Orion £4,172.50
31 Engie £4,031.28
32 Southpark Sleepers £4,022.50
33 Pat and Neil £4,021.25
34 BroSleep £3,794.75
35 Mr Conor OLeary £3,763.75
36 The Silent Partners £3,593.75
37 The Sleep Baggers £3,526.78
38 Mr Richard Scott £3,508.76
39 Team Greville Williams! £3,505.00
40 RBS Legal £3,404.50
41 Ms angela brunton £3,346.25
42 Mr Barry ODwyer £3,295.00
43 Kenway Tyres £3,290.00
44 Wee Night Oot £3,254.75
45 Team NES £3,230.00
46 Mr Patrick Martin £3,118.75
47 Mrs Kirsteen Coutts £3,037.80
48 Forde Opticians £3,036.41
49 Buckstone Mums Utd £3,006.50
50 Nexen Aberdeen IT £3,004.25

Top 50 Corporate Fundraisers

Position Fundraiser Amount
1 eStock Limited £23,736.25
2 Coop Food £22,816.85
3 William Grant & Sons £18,000.00
4 Shepherd&Wedderburn £17,270.56
5 McVey & Murricane £17,218.59
6 Entier £13,107.25
7 EnerMech £12,488.63
8 Schuh £10,445.61
9 AGS Airports Ltd £10,162.50
10 Merchant Leisure £10,049.50
11 iomart £9,781.36
12 NCR £9,154.85
13 MCC Labels £8,916.28
14 Social Good HQ £8,687.30
15 SVL £8,467.10
16 RICS £8,439.38
17 Barclays £8,408.75
18 . £8,164.13
19 CALA Homes (West) £7,686.88
20 High School of Glasgow £7,362.00
21 RCPSG £7,290.75
22 Carling Property £7,240.00
23 Softcat Plc £6,839.25
24 OGTC £6,815.00
25 Cameron House £6,668.25
26 Capco £6,489.25
27 Clarity Simplicity £6,488.90
28 The Salvation Army £6,487.77
29 EY Aberdeen £6,413.62
30 DGHP £6,163.25
31 Graham + Sibbald £6,147.50
32 NCM Fund Services £5,944.94
33 HIAL £5,717.75
34 AAB LLP £5,516.25
35 Hydrasun £5,509.50
36 Proserv £5,503.75
37 Addleshaw Goddard £5,445.66
38 Ninja Kiwi £5,301.25
39 Construction Scotland Innovation Centre and Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre £5,300.55
40 Edinburgh Airport £5,239.99
41 CAN Offshore Ltd £5,056.25
42 BlackRock £4,841.85
43 Ecolab £4,752.00
44 Outplay Entertainment £4,732.50
45 MacRoberts LLP £4,671.97
46 Flow £4,667.50
47 MBM Commercial £4,665.40
48 teamsportscotland £4,614.00
49 Bristow £4,576.38
50 Baker Hughes, a GE company £4,550.00

Top 25 Wee Sleep Out Fundraisers

Position Fundraiser Amount
1 James Gillespies HS £11,476.00
2 Edinburgh Academy £10,962.50
3 High School of Dunde £6,596.20
4 100th Pentland Scout £4,389.63
5 Mrs Burnbrae Boys £4,007.71
6 Larkhall Academy £3,785.00
7 St Columba's School £2,651.27
8 Dreghorn/Troon Guide £2,624.21
9 Edinburgh Diocese £2,513.75
10 Victoria Primary £2,137.55
11 St Bridget’s Primary £1,698.00
12 Williamston Primary £1,575.04
13 1st Dunbar Beavers £1,534.00
14 Network at Wardie £1,322.50
15 PSYV Dundee £1,267.25
16 Notre Dame High £1,222.90
17 Cupar Explorer Scout £1,211.25
18 Speyside High School £1,166.25
19 Raasay Primary £1,136.54
20 Mrs Jayne Swanson £1,100.00
21 Mrs The XCD Wee Sleep Out £1,085.40
22 children with disabi £966.25
23 75th Braid Scout Gro £960.00
24 School's Out Peebles £911.75
25 Miss Stacey Johnstone £896.25

Major Supporters / Sponsors

Organisation Campaign Total
CYBG £200,000.00
Nexen £38,005.20
DC Thomson £33,164.12
RBS £31,426.91
CMS £24,475.17
Glasgow City Council £24,230.43
Wood £22,435.08
The Scottish Government £21,483.50
Stewart Milne Group £20,681.88
Dundee City Council £19,294.54
Standard Life Aberdeen £19,073.82
Shell £16,877.26
Balhousie Care Group £16,796.75
Gleneagles Hotel £16,691.25
Deloitte £15,881.63
PWC £15,804.05
Thornton's Law £15,370.46
Barclays £15,190.00
Weir Group £12,606.25
KPMG £12,347.60
Phoenix Group £12,337.13
Insights £10,409.54
Robertson Group £10,149.82
The City of Edinburgh Council £6,974.26
Pernod Ricard £5,963.75
4J Studios £5,800.75
Wheatley Group £4,147.00

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

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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.



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: HAPPY HUMP DAY ~ one of our incredible supported volunteers recently...

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