Rock Trust

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

Nationwide awards £50,000 to Scottish youth homelessness project

A pioneering project to prevent and resolve homelessness among young care leavers in Scotland has been awarded £50,000 funding to expand its reach.

Published 11 September 2018

Housing First and Community Hosting models take centre stage at youth homelessness conference

Youth homelessness charity Rock Trust has announced the full line-up for speakers at its annual conference in September, and this year the spotlight will be on new research and evidence of successful strategies for preventing and ending youth homelessness.

Published 28 August 2018

Speakers announced for Rock Trust’s national conference on ending youth homelessness

Tickets are now on sale for the Rock Trust’s national conference on May 30 at the Hilton Edinburgh Grosvenor.

Published 26 April 2018

Homelessness charities come together for pioneering fundraising campaign

Six prominent Scottish homelessness charities have agreed to come together for the first time for a pioneering fundraising campaign.

Published 26 March 2018

£1.6m funding boost for homelessness and housing projects

Grants totalling £1.6 million will fund innovative services aimed at tackling homelessness and improving housing, particularly for the most vulnerable.

Published 22 January 2018

Kezia Dugdale to donate funds from I’m a Celebrity stint to homelessness charity

Kezia Dugdale, who is appearing on this year’s I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! series, is to donate her MSP salary to the Rock Trust, which supports young people at risk of or affected by homelessness in Scotland.

Published 23 November 2017