The Big Give


Seven days to double your donation for free this Christmas.

We are asking all of our supporters to help as we join The Big Give Christmas Challenge this December to enable us to continue supporting vulnerable, young people across Hertfordshire during the winter months.

With youth homelessness sadly increasing, our services are needed now more than ever. The winter months are some of the most difficult for young homeless people and those who are facing homelessness.


The Big Give Christmas Challenge gives supporters the opportunity to double their donation for free. For one week only, from Tuesday 30th November to midday on 7th December, all donations made through The Big Give website will be doubled until our target is reached. This means a £10 donation to hyh will be doubled by The Big Give to £20 at no cost to the person donating. One donation, twice the impact.


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Every year around over 2,000 young people are referred to us for help, and in many cases it is clear that their homelessness could have been prevented. Being homeless is a disaster for anyone, but for a young person it can be a tragedy that sets a pattern for the rest of their life which is why it is our mission to prevent this in Hertfordshire.

Leaving home can sometimes seem an attractive or easier option than staying at home when you are young. But finding and keeping accommodation is fraught with difficulty, and all too easily teenagers can find themselves without a safe place to stay.

Young people currently leaving home are faced with a complex housing market where few housing options are available and significant changes to benefits have taken place. That’s why we are asking for your help this Christmas.

We have an ambitious target of £20,000 and need your support to help us reach it! We’re pleased to confirm that we have an incredible Champion of The Julia & Hans Rausing Trust, as well as Echelon Consultancy & Morgan Sindall Property Services – all of whom’s generous support will make up our matched funds.

If we exceed our target of £20,000 before the campaign ends, we will also qualify for The Christmas Challenge Awards which means we could be in with the chance of winning a separate monetary prize. If the matched funds are all used up before the end of The Big Give week, you can still donate. Although your donation will not be doubled, it will still count and will enable us to support even more young, vulnerable people across Hertfordshire this Christmas. Read more about the young people we have been supporting on our website.




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Please give generously to help transform young lives in your community this winter.