As the days get colder and the nights get longer, the homelessness crisis becomes increasingly urgent. We are privileged to work with many organisations tackling this issue in innovative ways. One of the fastest-growing of those is Settle, which supports vulnerable people into their first home and prevents homelessness happening in the first place. We first met Settle when they were barely a few months old back in 2014 - a two-person band (Rich Grahame and Katie Slee) with an idea full of potential. From the first time they pitched at Crowdbacker, our partnership event with Year Here (which supports entrepreneurial solutions to inequality), we knew that this idea was something special. Having pitched at four more events since then, they are well known to TFN members and donors. In total, Settle has raised £40,000 from generous TFN supporters and inspired hundreds of people with their story.
Still only five years old, Settle has been shortlisted for The Guardian’s Public Service Awards 2019, been named a Big Issue Top 100 Changemaker, and voted Best Tenant Support Service at the National Housing Excellence Awards. We're proud to have been part of Settle's journey, and we hope you are too.
Rich Grahame, Settle’s CEO and Co-Founder said:
We've thoroughly enjoyed working with TFN over the last 5 years and are extremely grateful for their support of Settle at every stage of our journey - from just a seedling of an idea to a scaling charity working with hundreds of young people. Its been so beneficial to have a funder that has supported us at each step and has enabled us to grow successfully.
There are of course hundreds of organisations that we are proud to have worked with and it’s not often that we get to use the phrase “As seen in Vogue..”, so we're taking the opportunity to do so in reference to Luminary Bakery who were featured in the recent edition guest edited by Meghan Markle - check out the article here.