About St Giles
Below is an overview of the projects we are supporting on the platform, their status as well status updates for projects that have been funded
Tsjanneke Hawkins - van der Cingel
HQ Manager/Project Leader
St Giles is a charity using expertise and real-life past experiences to empower people who are not getting the help they need, people who are hard to engage because they have been failed time and time again – held back by poverty, exploited, abused, dealing with addiction or mental health problems, caught up in crime or a combination of these issues and others.
We want to see a society where everybody – no matter what their background – has a positive future. This is because when somebody turns their life around, everybody benefits – their families, their children, the community they live in and society as a whole.
Those we help are facing huge challenges – poverty, deprivation, mental health issues and crime are all on the rise. However, we are working with our partners and local communities to do something about it – supporting people to turn their pasts into positive futures.
We enable people to overcome adversity through peer-based social action. The services we provide for 25,000 people each year cover help for vulnerable young people involved in or at risk of criminal exploitation, services helping adults and young people facing unemployment and poverty, help for vulnerable women and their families, prison and community-based support for people in the criminal justice system and specialist support for adults facing complex barriers.
Thanks to our supporters, we have been helping people turn their pasts into positive futures since 1962.
St Giles Trust was founded in 1962 to help destitute people in south London. It went on to establish the first day centre for homeless people in south London. The breadth of its work continued to evolve and the charity now supports prisoners, ex-offenders and those facing multiple disadvantage across the country to re-build their lives. St Giles Trust has pioneered schemes such as its award-winning SOS Project which works with young people in gangs, as well as its Peer Advisor Programme.
We now help 25,000 people every year through a diverse range of services, these include:
- Help for vulnerable young people involved in or at risk of criminal exploitation
- Services helping adults and young people facing unemployment and poverty
- Help for vulnerable women and families
- Prison and community based support for people in the criminal justice system
- Specialist support for adults facing complex barriers