Bee Equal Poverty Fund

The Bee Equal Poverty Fund is designed to help two groups, the first is those who are homeless, such as those rough-sleeping, sofa-surfing and those in temporary accommodation. The second group is those who are the furthest away from employment.
We’ve identified these two groups as those at most risk of the effects of living in poverty.

Who is the fund for?

The Bee Equal Poverty Fund is for two groups living in poverty; those who are homeless and those the furthest away from employment. If you feel you fit into these two groups, but are unsure if you're eligible, please contact us.

How much is in the fund?

The fund currently stands at £4,124, all of which has been raised through generous donors who support Pledge's mission to end poverty. We are always looking to keep the fund alive as long as possible, get in touch if you can support us.

What can I apply for?

You can apply for items to help improve your quality of life. If you're homeless, this could be for essentials like hats, gloves, boots etc. If you are unemployed, this could be a suit or bus pass for your first month at a new job.

Apply directly to the Bee Equal Poverty Fund

You must apply through a support worker at a locally registered charity.


Most frequently asked questions and answers

The fund is managed by Pledge NW, a charity focused on ending poverty in Greater Manchester. The charity is made up of three independent trustees and the chief executive. 

The fund is setup to support individuals, however you must apply through a locally registered charity.

We aim to process applications  swiftly and encourage you to ensure you fill out the application form in as much detail as possible.

Yes, we are currently accepting new donations to the fund and would encourage you to donate to keep the fund running as long as possible.

There are a few things that cannot be funded, such as activities that have already taken place or been paid for, activities promoting political or religious beliefs and contributions to major appeals.

The maximum individual grant is £150 per person.