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.
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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.
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 far303
Top 50 Individual and Teams Fundraisers
|3||Mr Ellis Watson||£11,118.62|
|4||Mr Stewart Milne||£10,537.50|
|5||Virgin Fin & Com||£9,991.25|
|7||KB’s All Stars||£8,211.25|
|8||Mr Ross McEwan||£8,081.25|
|10||IT COULD BE YOU||£6,145.96|
|11||St. Columba's 2018||£6,013.79|
|12||Castle Rock Edinvar||£5,778.13|
|14||Woodmill High School||£5,191.05|
|15||Mr gavin Halliday||£5,154.32|
|18||Wallace High School||£4,835.00|
|20||The Starn Group||£4,406.25|
|25||The Dream Team||£4,137.50|
|27||I can see Orion||£4,043.75|
|29||Pat and Neil||£3,933.75|
|33||Mr Ben Hartman||£3,532.50|
|34||The Silent Partners||£3,531.25|
|35||The Sleep Baggers||£3,526.78|
|36||Team Greville Williams!||£3,505.00|
|38||Mr Barry ODwyer||£3,295.00|
|41||Mr Richard Scott||£3,246.26|
|43||Mr Conor OLeary||£3,183.75|
|44||PPI Dream Team||£3,137.00|
|45||Buckstone Mums Utd||£2,974.00|
|46||Nexen Aberdeen IT||£2,954.25|
|47||WEE WILLIE WINKIES||£2,945.00|
|48||Mr Patrick Martin||£2,918.75|
|49||Mrs Kirsteen Coutts||£2,912.80|
Top 50 Corporate Fundraisers
|4||McVey & Murricane||£15,484.14|
|5||William Grant & Sons||£13,146.88|
|13||Social Good HQ||£7,819.05|
|16||High School of Glasgow||£7,362.00|
|17||CALA Homes (West)||£7,348.13|
|21||AGS Airports Ltd||£6,308.62|
|22||The Salvation Army||£6,287.77|
|24||Graham + Sibbald||£6,062.50|
|25||NCM Fund Services||£5,919.94|
|36||CAN Offshore Ltd||£5,056.25|
|40||Construction Scotland Innovation Centre and Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre||£4,648.05|
|45||Baker Hughes, a GE company||£4,550.00|
Top 25 Wee Sleep Out Fundraisers
|1||James Gillespies HS||£11,391.00|
|3||High School of Dunde||£6,352.57|
|4||100th Pentland Scout||£4,389.63|
|5||Mrs Burnbrae Boys||£4,007.71|
|6||St Columba's School||£2,651.27|
|8||St Bridget’s Primary||£1,688.00|
|10||1st Dunbar Beavers||£1,534.00|
|12||Network at Wardie||£1,312.50|
|14||Cupar Explorer Scout||£1,211.25|
|15||Speyside High School||£1,146.25|
|17||Mrs Jayne Swanson||£1,100.00|
|18||Mrs Helen Smith||£1,038.75|
|19||Miss Stacey Johnstone||£896.25|
|20||Mrs Lisa Gillespie||£881.25|
|21||Maryhill Parish Chur||£834.80|
|22||Miss Melanie Brown||£822.81|
|23||Braes High School||£810.16|
|24||Notre Dame High||£792.52|
|25||Mrs Nicola Taylor||£747.50|
Major Supporters / Sponsors
|Glasgow City Council||£23,099.05|
|The Scottish Government||£21,146.00|
|Stewart Milne Group||£20,441.88|
|Balhousie Care Group||£19,745.25|
|Standard Life Aberdeen||£18,537.62|
|Dundee City Council||£18,440.93|
|The City of Edinburgh Council||£6,863.51|
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.
Performing in Aberdeen
Nevis Ensemble (40 piece orchestra)
Amy MacDonald & KT Tunstall opening the event before heading to Dundee
Evening hosted by Roddy Hart
Performing in Glasgow
performing Songs of Frightened Rabbit with special guests
The Twilight Sad
Stina Tweeddale (Honeyblood solo)
Plus very special guests
Evening hosted by Vic Galloway
Performing in Dundee
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
Michael Pedersen (Neu! Reekie!)
Amy MacDonald & KT Tunstall close the event after completing the 4 event challenge
Evening hosted by Fred Macaulay
Josh Littlejohn MBE
Thank You Dinner
Keynote appearance from Malala Yousafzai
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Last Year's Results
- 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.
- 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.
- A village being built in Edinburgh to pioneer alternative accommodation models. Read more about the Social Bite Village.
- Engagement with the Scottish Government Action Group on Homelessness and Rough Sleeping.
- 3 major academic studies to give a road map to end homelessness in Scotland. Read our three major academic studies.
- 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.
- 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
Accommodation and Housing Solutions
A Nationwide 'Housing First' Program
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.
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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