Rock Trust



Barratt Homes East raises over £80,000 for homelessness charity

Barratt Homes East Scotland has raised over £80,000 for homelessness charity Rock Trust at its inaugural charity dinner.

Published 19 September 2019

SafeDeposits Scotland raises more than £900 for Rock Trust

Tenancy deposit protection scheme SafeDeposits Scotland brought together professionals from across the private rented sector to raise more than £900 for Edinburgh-based youth homelessness charity, the Rock Trust.

Published 18 July 2019

New partnership launched to prevent youth homelessness in Edinburgh

Rock Trust and Cyrenians are joining forces to deliver an entirely new local service to reach young people before they become homeless.

Published 17 June 2019

Rock Trust opens bidding for charity art auction

Youth homelessness charity Rock Trust is exhibiting and auctioning artworks from renowned artists from across Scotland and beyond, to raise funds for their frontline work with young people.

Published 5 June 2019

UK’s only Housing First for Youth programme to expand to Edinburgh

As support grows across Scotland for increased investment in the Housing First approach to end homelessness, Rock Trust and Almond Housing Association’s pioneering programme is leading the way for care experienced young people.

Published 29 May 2019

Housing minister announced as keynote speaker at first A Way Home Scotland Coalition Conference

A Way Home Scotland, the national coalition committed to ending youth homelessness in Scotland in ten years, is holding a new conference alongside leading youth homelessness charity the Rock Trust.

Published 10 May 2019

Barratt East chooses Rock Trust as charity of the year

An Edinburgh-based youth homelessness prevention organisation has been chosen by Barratt East as its charity partner of the year as it sets out its corporate social responsibility programme for 2019.

Published 16 April 2019

Train stations to exhibit sculptures to raise awareness of hidden youth homelessness

A UK-wide movement of local charities has collaborated with acclaimed artist and sculptor David Oliveira to place “invisible” wire sculptures of young people in major train stations and shopping centres around the UK.

Published 11 April 2019

Rock Trust shares £30,000 donation from Gillespie Macandrew

Three Scottish charities supporting vulnerable young people across the country are to share a donation of £30,000 from law firm Gillespie Macandrew.

Published 8 April 2019

Eyes down to banish Brexit blues and raise money for Rock Trust

Scottish youth homelessness charity Rock Trust is adding to Edinburgh’s event scene with an outrageous 80s fuelled bingo fundraiser, the day before the UK is set to leave the EU.

Published 21 February 2019

Madeline Cross: We need to talk about renting… again

Madeline Cross, events and communications co-ordinator at youth homelessness charity the Rock Trust asks why it is so hard for young people to rent privately, and what needs to change.

Published 8 February 2019

How Nightstop is offering young people the respite they need to avoid homelessness

Youth homelessness charity Rock Trust has outlined how its Nightstop Service is offering safe and comfortable short-term accommodation to young people in crisis.

Published 30 January 2019

Supporters endure freezing temperatures to raise over £20,000 at Rock Trust Sleep Out

One hundred supporters of homelessness charity the Rock Trust slept out in Edinburgh’s St Andrew Square Gardens with nothing but cardboard and sleeping bags as temperatures dropped to 1˚C.

Published 29 October 2018

Blog: How private renting can play a part in ending youth homelessness

Rock Trust property officer Tammy Reilly details a new Rent Deposit Scheme project which aims to help young people secure tenancies in the private sector.

Published 22 October 2018

Rock Trust marks 25 years of Edinburgh Sleep Out event

Having celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2016, Edinburgh-based youth homelessness charity the Rock Trust has cause for further celebration in 2018.

Published 4 October 2018