Emmaus Bradford is set to receive a generous pledge of £15,000 from the Bernard Sunley Foundation to renovate their community building. This donation will provide the charity with the necessary funds to make essential repairs and improvements to its bathroom facilities, ensuring that they can continue to provide a safe and welcoming space for individuals experiencing homelessness in the local community.
The charity took ownership of the community building, Pollard House, which was a former care home. It will eventually provide up to 27 formerly homeless people with a place to live for as long as they need it. There are currently 18 rooms in phase one of the refurbishment, with the aim of growing the number to a total of 27 rooms.
Thanks to the pledge from the Bernard Sunley Foundation, the charity can now move forward with their renovation plans. Darrell Tinsley, Chief Executive of Emmaus Bradford said:
“We are so pleased that Bernard Sunley has decided to support Emmaus Bradford. This grant funding will go a long way in supporting people who need a home in Bradford. With data proving that homelessness is on the rise, this timely fund will have a great impact for people who need it right now.”
The Bernard Sunley Foundation is a UK-based charitable organisation that supports a range of causes, including education, health, and housing. Their donation to Emmaus Bradford is part of their ongoing commitment to supporting organisations that make a positive impact in their local communities.