Become a Workwise sponsor

We know that employment is the best way out of poverty and homelessness.

The majority of people we support want to work but find that lack of recent job experience or relevant skills are real barriers.

Workwise is our award-winning programme of training and support so they can gain employment and fulfil their potential. It helps them overcome issues and start a journey of personal development, improving their work-readiness. This includes increasing their confidence, interpersonal skills and communication, CVs, ability to search and apply for jobs, interview performance and general professionalism.

Our Workwise sponsors help by providing funding for this programme. Many also offer valuable work placements that enable people to enhance their skills and experience.

I was inspired to get involved after a visit to one of Porchlight's hostels. I was struck by the sophistication of the charity's approach, particularly its commitment to providing long term solutions to help people move away from homelessness for good. Bill Brett, Brett Group chairman

  • £500 could sponsor one person through the Workwise scheme.
  • £1,000 could pay for interview clothes, uniforms or specialist work equipment for up to 20 people.
  • £2,000 could sponsor 10 people into an external accredited course qualification.

Most importantly, you will help make a real difference to people's lives.

To find out more, contact us on 01227 813199 or email