Vote for Emmaus Sheffield funding

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A Sheffield group, which supports homeless people in the city, is in the running for a share of a £1.25m fund set up by Natwest - and needs the public’s votes to secure up to £35,000.

Emmaus Sheffield will battle it out with 16 other shortlisted regional organisations - 96 in total throughout the UK - for a piece of the Natwest pie, to support their ‘Pathway to Independence and Work for Homeless Men and Women’ programme.

The programme aims to provide financial and work based skills to homeless men and women in a supportive home environment in order to restore confidence, self belief and dignity, with the aim of breaking the cycle of homelessness and returning beneficiaries to independent living and work.

Richard Topliss, chairman of NatWest’s north regional board, which is judging the entries for the area, said: “We received an excellent response from organisations which have created programmes to enhance financial education and enterprise in their communities.”

Visit www.skillsandopportunitiesfund.natwest.com to vote for Emmaus, before midday on November 4.