What is the social/environmental problem/issue that this project will address?
We're going to give the skills, confidence and opportunities to homeless people wanting to move on with their lives. Not only will we be directly helping a lot of people, but we'll be freeing up resources in the homeless shelters and charities for rough sleepers to move in.
How will you deliver this?
Meeting our first milestone, we can offer shiners self-employment opportunities, similar to a franchise scheme. We train, equip and find locations for our shiners who sell their expert shoe shining service. This suits shiners wanting the flexibility of 'being their own boss' and having us as to support them through this journey.
But that's not all we want to do...
With a higher level of funding, we can provide stable employment to shiners who don't choose the self-employed model. We make the sales and they receive a fixed wage.