Where the money goes
Although we’re a national charity and CEO Sleepout events have become a national movement, we believe in funding local grass-roots programmes where possible. We are community-driven and are 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 (Feb 2020)
Supporting vulnerable and homeless people right across the UK.
Amount donated £224,136
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 £73,731
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
MK Dons SET
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