We’re happy to be a very lean and fit charity! We don’t employ any staff and nearly all the work relating to our activities is undertaken voluntarily by our chairman and his personal p.a. This means that almost every penny we raise directly supports the relief of homelessness and poverty.
Although this charity is still young we’re proud to have funded lots of amazing projects and boosted the great work homelessness and poverty focused charities across the UK. We’ve worked with lots of different groups and we’ve been particularly close with charities Depaul & Cardinal Hume Centre donating £190,939 & £161,568 respectively to support their work with some of the UK’s homeless young people.
Our biggest financial investment to date has been employed creating the not for profit restaurant: The Fork In The Road.
The Fork in the Road
Not everyone we work with grasps all the opportunities we offer - but many do. Watch the video to learn Joe's story.
In December 2016 we launched a fantastic social enterprise: The Fork In The Road.This highly acclaimed restaurant helps to change lives! The Fork In The Road creates training, work experience and employment opportunities for people who want to make a fresh start and build a more positive future.Our achievements so far include:
Training 25 long-term unemployed people via our 4 week Fork In The Road Academy which takes place at Stockton Riverside College
Providing precious real-world work experience to 30 unemployed individuals who are keen to enter the hospitality industry
Working closely with HMP Kirklevington Grange to train and employ suitable inmates who are readying for life outside of prison – 8 individuals so far
Reached number 1 on Tripadvisor for Middlesbrough out of 250 restaurants
Trained all staff in becoming dementia friendly
Helped raise funds for local charities and community groups
Held a target headcount of 35% from hard to reach groups and those at risk of homelessness