We understand that many members of the public and businesses want to help, but often feel that they don’t have the money or resources to do so. Becoming a Street Change Ambassador is a great way to show your support.
Street Change is committed to improving the lives and opportunities for people who need it the most. We are ambitious for the people we support and we need great people, and resources to make that a reality.
Your support would make a huge difference, as a Street Change ambassador, helping us spread the word about the work we do, the impact we make and how to get more people involved!
If you are interested in becoming a Street Change Ambassador, please get in touch.
Your business can help by:
The charitable organisations that provide frontline services will continue to stay in touch with the individuals who receive the funds as much as possible and provide long term support. We will keep our website updated with lots of useful information – including real stories of how your donations have positively helped individuals that were participating on on-street begging.
The contactless terminals have been used in other cities such as Manchester, Cardiff and Cambridge, all of which have successful alternative giving campaigns. We have also used the same technology in Kelvingrove Art Galleries and Museum as part of the Dippy the Dinosaur exhibition.
Street Change Glasgow is not another charity, it is a fundraising campaign that unites homeless charities already established across Glasgow, providing an alternative fund to help them support the people they work with through small grants as quickly as possible.
No, giving money to individuals begging is a personal choice. Street Change Glasgow is an alternative giving campaign which enables you to donate in a more informed manner.
Research shows that over the next ten years less than a quarter of people will carry cash on a regular basis. Street Change Glasgow provides an opportunity to think differently about how you donate to people begging. Most importantly, by giving through technology (contactless points) the charities who distribute the money can ensure it goes towards helping people stay off the streets for good.
Your donation can help an individual in a variety of ways. The aim of Street Change Glasgow is to release small funds quickly that can make a big difference to someone’s life and address any particular barrier causing an individual to participate in begging. These can include the following though this will be based on individual needs:
All donations are managed by Simon Community Scotland, and given to frontline workers to make a difference
One of the most exciting, and innovative, aspects of Street Change Glasgow is that we guarantee that 100% of your donation goes directly to helping the people who need it the most.
All of the organisations have donated their time and resources to creating and maintaining Street Change Glasgow
Street Change Glasgow is a city response to the issue of street begging. This means that charities, public bodies and private sector organisations have come together to make a real change for those who need it most.
Street Change Glasgow is led by Simon Community Scotland in partnership with a variety of these organisations all of whom are actively involved in assisting individuals most in need.
Street Change Glasgow is an alternative giving campaign that aims to help people that are begging into more positive destinations.
Although giving money to people begging on the street may seem supportive, it doesn’t help individuals get away from rough sleeping, participating in begging or address the range of reasons which make people beg.
Street Change Glasgow provides an alternative by enabling members of the public to make an informed choice when considering making donations. By working in partnership with charities and organisations providing frontline services for Glasgow’s most vulnerable, Street Change Glasgow enables individuals to make lasting positive changes and encourage people begging to engage with the many services that are available to them across the city.
By focusing on vulnerable people who are begging or rough sleepers and looking at their individual needs, we can intervene quicker and more effectively. We believe that working together we can achieve more