Streets of London (registered charity number 1155242) funds specialist support for people who are homeless in London, and raises awareness about homelessness.
Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, in the last five years Streets of London has made grants totalling more than £450,000 to fund some fantastic projects that offer life-changing support to homeless people in London. For more information about the projects we support, click here.
Ellie Goulding, Dan Smith (Bastille), Justin Young (The Vaccines) and Ralph McTell are the charity's ambassadors.
Since 2014, Ellie Goulding has headlined a succession of amazing fundraising shows in support of Streets of London: at London's Shepherd's Bush Empire, at the Roundhouse, twice at the iconic Royal Albert Hall and most recently at Wembley SSE Arena.
These gigs have featured incredible line-ups, with special guest appearances from artists including Bastille, Dua Lipa, Clean Bandit, Mumford & Sons, Years & Years, James Blunt, Craig David, Sigrid, Jess Glynne, George Ezra, Rudimental, Jessie Ware, John Newman, Tom Odell, Laura Mvula, Birdy, Kodaline, Kwabs, Jax Jones, Mabel, Jack Garratt, Not3s, Dermot Kennedy and Grace Carter.
Other Streets of London fundraising gigs have included Bastille, Billy Bragg and Ralph McTell appearing in support of the charity at Union Chapel, and Seasick Steve headlining a concert that featured a surprise guest appearance by Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones.
We've held 2 very successful eBay auctions of signed memorabilia donated by more than 50 major artists including The Rolling Stones, Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, Florence + the Machine, Noel Gallagher, Paul Weller and many more.
Around 60 people signed up for the first Streets of London Sleep-Out in October 2018, sleeping out under the stars in central London and raising a fantastic £30,000 in support of the charity's work. 150 people registered for the event in 2019, raising an amazing £45,000+!
We've also had teams of fundraisers have taking part in a range of challenge events closer to home such as the London Marathon, Royal Parks Half Marathon and Ride London.
Global brands including Kellogg's Special K have generously supported our work and recent corporate supporters include Quandoo (who sponsored our Streets of London Sleep-Out), LGT Vestra (whose Soup Market in Paternoster Square featured soup from some of the city's best restaurants and raised more than £10,000) and Elliott Wood & DMFK Architects (whose brilliant swiMIPIM charity swim event in Cannes raised nearly £10,000).
We also raise awareness - Streets of London aims to shift perceptions and challenge some of the stereotypes about who homeless people are, and to increase general understanding about the issue and what can be done to tackle it.
A few years ago we made a short film called 'We Were All 10 Once', featuring the charity's ambassadors as well as Tom Odell, Frank Turner and a number of people who were homeless at the time of filming.
We hope to see you soon at one of our events!