Working with young people experiencing homelessness in Salford

Christmas Appeal

The Lowry’s 2017 Christmas Appeal

What is it all about?

This year’s appeal will raise funds to enable The Lowry to deliver a new creative programme working with young people aged 16-24 who are experiencing homelessness in Salford. 

Young people experiencing homelessness are some of the most vulnerable young people in our city. New research shows that 26% of young people aged 16-24 have had to sleep in an “unsafe place” due to homelessness, such as in a car, a car park, a tent in a public space, on the streets or even sofa-surfing, with just under 300,000 doing so on any one night. 

Your support through The Lowry’s Christmas Appeal will help The Lowry deliver a 12-month creative programme based out in the community and led by professional artists and highly trained support staff. The Young People will take part in employability and skills development that will give them new qualifications and training as well as 1-1 support which will help them gain new skills, boost their confidence and support them to move towards a more positive future. 

Julia Fawcett OBE, chief executive of The Lowry, said: 


“Homelessness is a far wider and more complex issue than most people realise. Of course, the most visible aspect is those who face sleeping rough on the city’s streets – but there are also thousands of young people reliant on emergency or temporary accommodation for a variety of reasons, who are extremely vulnerable''


“The Christmas Appeal is a really great example of the impact The Lowry can have on the lives of young people in Salford and I’d like to thank our audiences and visitors in advance for their very generous support.” 

Target: £25,000

(Hero Image credit to Laiba from Salford Young Carers Centre)

How can I help?

We will be collecting donations after performances between 24 October 2017 and 14 January 2018. Look out for our purple buckets! 

Or if you want to make a difference right away, Donate £5 | Donate £10 | Donate £20 or TEXT LWRY02 £5 or the amount you want to give to 70070.

The story so far…

Since 2011, The Lowry’s Christmas Appeal has enabled The Lowry to work with some of the most vulnerable young people in Salford, using arts and culture as way to bring about positive social change. 

We have worked with Young Carers, Looked after Children, Young Parents and children with Autism Spectrum Conditions and have some incredible stories to tell.
To find out more about some of the amazing achievements from this work and hear from the young people themselves check out our FOCUS projects page here

Thank you for your support.