Comic Relief and Red Nose Day 2024


Some of the Springboard participants with their Money Works certificates

This Comic Relief Red Nose Day, Friday 15 March 2024, you may just see a familiar face.

Back in September 2020 we created Springboard with funding from the Comic Relief – Future Lookin’ Good Programme

For three years our Springboard team helped young people experiencing homelessness in South West London to create the building blocks for a happy and successful future.

Springboard’s first goal was to create a sense of community and a safe peer group where young people can start to address their issues and engage with services.

Regular activities included bouldering at the Climbing Hangar London, art classes with Accumulate London, performing arts workshops with Cardboard Citizens, visits to Westminster University, and much more.

Springboard key workers also supported young people’s skills development in employment, training, and education. Examples of programmes joined by Springboard clients including the Prince’s Trust Programme and the Pret Foundation Rising Stars Programme.

Some of the participants also took part in the Money Works programme to learn financial and digital skills as they moved into independent living.

This project was funded by Comic Relief, with £160k over 3 years from September 2020.

Raising awareness of homelessness across the UK

A few months back, the Comic Relief team got in touch with us, and other homeless charities doing amazing work around the UK, to see if we’d would like to take part in a film for Red Nose Day.

We were delighted to have the opportunity to raise awareness, so took the film crew out to see what it’s like doing an outreach work shift. They also got to find out how our approach to getting people off the street and providing continuing support makes a huge and lasting difference to their lives.

Keep an eye out tomorrow night on Red Nose Day from 7pm on BBC One, BBC Two, and BBC iPlayer and see if you can catch this brilliant film and spot a familiar face in the studio audience.

We’ll be updating this page with all the news!

Red Nose Day 2024 Homelessness Video

Our very own Andy White could be seen in the homelessness awareness video and in the studio audience next to Lenny Henry. Here’s the video:


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