How we're funded Doorway receives funding from different sources to carry out the vital work that we do. Every penny counts to help more than 450 young people each year to overcome homelessness and move forward in their lives. In the year ending March 2017: Our Advice Service received 476 referrals - evaluations showed that 85% rated the service as good or excellent. 155 young people were supported to live independently - of those who moved on, 88% were maintaining independent living. Doorway's Drop-in Centre received an average of 78 visitors per week. The shower for rough sleepers is used regularly and we rely on donations of toiletries and towels as our funding doesn't cover this. Two laptops are available and our volunteers support young people to carry out property and job searches if needed. Many don't have internet access and in addition to making job applications they also use them to keep in touch with family and friends. See more about Our Impact How we did what we did We couldn't have done this without fantastic help from everyone who supports our work: In these challenging economic times it is becoming increasingly difficult to make successful grant applications. Grant makers are receiving more applications from charities than they are able to support which means it has become a more competitive environment. Therefore our Business Plan will be reviewed during 2017 to look at options for reducing the percentage of income from large grants and diversifying our income from other sources. The following chart shows that Doorway keeps overhead costs to a minimum so that we can use any income we receive to directly benefit young people: Doorway's accounts are available on the Charity Commission's website. A summary is available here in our Annual_Review_2015_-_2016.pdf We couldn't do what we do without help from individuals, groups and corporate supporters who make donations and give up their time fundraising to help the young people we work with. THANK YOU SO MUCH !