The RICS’ campaign to end youth homelessness, in partnership with LandAid, is delivering 29 more bed spaces across five housing projects in the North and Midlands, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
The campaign, Pledge150, was launched as part of RICS’ 150th anniversary activities last year and has delivered more homes for the young homeless by raising funds for charities that renovate or refurbish properties for vulnerable young people.
The latest projects to receive Pledge150 grants will deliver 29 bed spaces for young homeless people in Belfast, Birmingham, Manchester, East Cleveland and Glenrothes.
Companies such as Allsop, Currie & Brown, Knight Frank, Gleeds, Gerald Eve, Turner & Townsend and LaSalle Investment have supported the Pledge150 campaign, raising funds through various initiatives.
Morson Group, £15,000, and Deloitte raised £30,000 for the campaign.
Matthew Howell, RICS Managing Director, UK & Ireland said, “We’re delighted that Pledge150 has had such great support from the industry. Our aim with this campaign was not only to deliver more homes for the young homeless, but to also create a legacy of uniting those who work in property and construction to help end homelessness.”
RICS is continuing its commitment to address the rising homelessness issue, and as part of this, the organisation is now launching a Property Pledge initiative with LandAid.