Your School / College / University

We’ve worked with children as young as three in pre-schools as well as adult returners at post-degree level, and everything in between. There’s no educational environment that’s off limits when it comes to fundraising for Step by Step. It doesn’t matter if you’re more interested in holding a toddle waddle or your RAG team want to host a firewalk, we are here to help you every step of the way.

We have a dedicated team member here at Step by Step whose role is to support members of our community in their fundraising with us. She’s a mine of ideas and information, and can offer guidance with organising and promoting your fundraising activity. Get started by downloading our School Fundraising Guide.

With nearly 6 in 10 young people who are experiencing homelessness not being in education or employment; and with 50% of all mental health problems being established by the age of 14, our work with young people has never been more important. Through the support of people like you, in nurseries, schools, colleges, and universities, we are able to continue our mission; empowering young people and preventing homelessness.

Demand for our work is greater than what we can currently offer to young people in our area, despite us having grown as a charity over the last five years. This means that we need to raise more money every single year to support the increasing numbers of young people who need us.

Whether you’re planning to hold your own Sleep Out event, host a summer fair, run a tuck shop, or have a straightforward dress down day, we’d say the best place to start is by getting in touch with our Community Fundraiser so that she can support you with your ideas. Signing up to hear our news, liking us on Facebook, or following us on Twitter will mean that you can stay up to date with our news and activities; you may find yourself inspired by a young person’s story or even challenged by another fundraiser.

One local FE College’s Health and Social Care course adopted Step by Step as the charity they wanted to raise funds for. They held a cake sale as a warm up event before diving head long into organising their own Sleep Out.

“As a tutor of a Health and Social Care course, I feel that it is vital that we encourage the students to look beyond their own needs and wants and we encourage them to engage in the local community.”

A local independent school adopted Step by Step as their charity, holding a Sleep Out event in the school grounds. The benefits reached further than fundraising to support local young people;

“Following input from Step by Step, students decided to make this their chosen charity for fundraising for their academic year. Fundraising for Step by Step not only supported the charity but it gave the students an added sense of purpose.”


Young people who do not have a permanent place to sleep, often find themselves having restless nights. It is dangerous to sleep outside at night, so they prefer to sleep during the day when there are people around. But even if they are sleeping on someone’s sofa, they have the issue of finding their next place to sleep and they end up being up and about before the rest of the world is.

During the autumn term, we are inviting pupils across the South East to ‘Sleep Walk’ and help us change the lives of homeless young people. Gather up your pupils and walk one mile to raise money for Step by Step to help prevent youth homelessness.

This is an awareness raising workshop service, aimed at young people in school (year 6 and above).

To learn more about the Sleep Walk, read our news post.

Our Work So Far


invested in our work is transformed to £5.60 in social value to young people and the community.


of the young people we support become work ready.


young people accessed accommodation, specialist support, and personal development services last year.

Contact Tianah to find out more about partnering with Step by Step.

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