Cyrenians delivers over one million meals during COVID-19 outbreak

Homelessness charity Cyrenians has quadrupled the output at its FareShare depot due to increased demand during the coronavirus crisis, delivering over 419 tonnes of food since March.

Published 8 June 2020

Charities benefit from increased Phoenix Group support

Life insurance and pension fund manager Phoenix Group is increasing its support to charities in Scotland by donating £20,000 to both Cyrenians and Social Bite, each of whom works with people who are in vulnerable situations and either on the edge of or already experiencing homelessness.

Published 27 May 2020

Charities issue joint call for extension of moratorium on evictions

The current moratorium on evictions in Scotland must be extended beyond the current timeframe and include those who are actively trying to ensure their rent arrears are dealt with, according to a number of charities.

Published 26 May 2020

19 charities call for triple-lock to end rough sleeping

Nineteen influential charity sector organisations working to end homelessness will present a joint plan to the Scottish Government today based around three key asks that experts and academics believe could permanently end rough sleeping and destitution in Scotland as the country emerges from the pandemic.

Published 21 May 2020

Galashiels food distribution hub opens

A new community food distribution hub has opened its doors in Galashiels.

Published 15 May 2020

Cyrenians FareShare depot in Leith redistributes record amount of food in response to pandemic

In the past month, the Cyrenians FareShare depot in Leith has redistributed a record-breaking 164 tonnes of food in response to a huge increase in demand during the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 12 May 2020

Cyrenians raises over £200,000 towards emergency appeal

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, homelessness charity Cyrenians launched an emergency appeal to enable the charity to respond effectively to the crisis.

Published 28 April 2020

Minister told of ‘beginning of the end’ for old way of tackling homelessness

Members of Scotland’s new team to tackle homelessness and its causes updated the minister for local government, housing and planning, Kevin Stewart MSP, last week on their work so far, signalling the beginning of the end for traditional responses to homelessness in Scotland.

Published 16 March 2020

Cyrenians launches Falkirk social enterprise

Cyrenians has officially launched a new social enterprise offering in the heart of Falkirk at Arnotdale House in Dollar Park.

Published 24 January 2020

Cyrenians among recipients of latest round of Cashback for Communities funding

Projects for disadvantaged young people will share £19 million seized from criminals as part of the CashBack for Communities scheme, the Scottish Government has announced.

Published 22 January 2020

‘All In For Change’ launch heralds new approach to tackling homelessness in Scotland

A brand-new approach to tackling homelessness in Scotland was marked in Edinburgh this week as 'All In For Change’ held its first meeting.

Published 11 December 2019

Cyrenians partners with Edinburgh Short Film Festival

Cyrenians has partnered with Edinburgh Short Film Festival and award-winning actor, writer and producer Jamie Robson to explore the power of film in affecting social change.

Published 8 October 2019

Cyrenians delivers one million meals

The Edinburgh-based charity Cyrenians has successfully broken its target of delivering one million meals.

Published 4 October 2019

Cyrenians unveils pledge to deliver one million meals in 2019

Edinburgh-based homelessness charity Cyrenians has set an ambitious target to redistribute more than one million meals through its FareShare depot this year to those most in need.

Published 29 July 2019

Domestic abuse and isolation groups to share £2m lottery fund

Families affected by domestic abuse as well as isolation and loneliness are among those to benefit from more than £2 million in lottery funding across Scotland.

Published 16 July 2019