Where the money goes

To date, we’ve raised a phenomenal £2.7 million to fight homelessness and poverty.

In 2019, we donated a whopping £527,717 to charities at the front line of homelessness and poverty. This includes £150,000 to social enterprise, The Fork In The Road, providing training and jobs for those in recovery, ex offenders and the long term unemployed, ending the cycle of homelessness.


We are a national charity and CEO Sleepout events have become a national movement. We believe in funding local grass-roots programmes where possible; committed to supporting local charities in all of our host cities, as well as charities that work hard to combat poverty and homelessness the length and breadth of the UK.

We operate a very lean charity and until September 2017, CEO Sleepout UK has been run voluntarily by Andy Preston and his PA. In January 2019, Bianca Robinson was appointed as CEO of CEO Sleepout UK Charity to ensure our future growth.

We make sure that the majority of money raised is distributed to local charities to fight homelessness and poverty within a few miles of each CEO Sleepout, as well as those charities that work nationally.

You can read the detailed breakdown of funds donated to UK beneficiaries here.

Top ten beneficiaries to date (May 2020)

Changing Lives

Supporting vulnerable and homeless people right across the UK.
Amount donated £276,454


A UK wide charity working tirelessly to tackle homelessness and support disadvantaged youth.
Amount donated £190,939

Cardinal Hume Centre

London-based charity working to support young homeless and families.
Amount donated £161,568

Newcastle United Foundation

Using football to engage with the most marginalised young people in the North East of England and get lives back on track.
Amount donated £139,112

Notts County Football in the Community

Engaging with the most marginalised young people across the East Midlands through football, getting lives back on track.
Amount donated £88,859

Church Urban Fund

Working within communities across the UK to help individuals escape poverty.
Amount donated £48,834

Milton Keynes YMCA

Providing accommodation, support and opportunities for young people who have been homeless in Milton Keynes.

Amount donated: £26,198


Working to create opportunities for education and employment for disadvantaged young people in the community, using the power of sport.

Amount donated £26,198


Providing accommodation and outreach support for homeless Scots in London.
Amount donated £23,725.23

Walking With the Wounded

Working across Newcastle and the North East, Manchester and the North West and London to support homeless veterans with accommodation, mental health and addiction recovery support.
Amount donated £20,000