New donation points continue to pop up in and around Leicester city centre as part of the Give Leicester’s initiative which is designed to make helping people who are experiencing homelessness easy. Give Leicester makes giving secure by enabling donation direct to charities through contactless giving points. Donations are fixed at £3 meaning all you have to do to contribute is tap your card.
Every single penny of each £3 donation goes to a charity in the city working to provide support for people who are homeless. Currently, donations go to the One Roof Leicester, who provide Covid-secure accommodation, food and support to people experiencing homelessness.
In future the charity that donations are paid to may change. When this happens, the text on donation points will be updated with new information, so you always know where your money is going before you donate. BID Leicester and Leicester City Council cover all transaction fees and operational costs, including installing giving points and all marketing and promotion of the scheme, meaning that 100% of your donation goes to the chosen charity.