The Brick Needs You! We have launched a Summer fundraising Month for the whole of August, to celebrate the Birthdays of The Brick Shop (40), The Brick Project (9), The Brick Works (3) and we want as many people as possible to hold a fundraising event to raise funds...Read more
The Brick Shop has been around for 40 years, The Brick Project for 9 and the Brick Works for 3. So we had a little birthday party and launched our Fundraising Month. During the month of August, we are asking everyone in Wigan & Leigh – businesses, community...Read more
On Tuesday 13th June, we welcomed Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, as he made his official announcement that his Homelessness Fund is open for applications from charities across the region. Andy Burnham has pledged to eradicate rough sleeping by 2020 and launched the fund on his first day in office by adding 15...Read more
Help make sure no child in Wigan goes hungry this summer with a Tin Sculpture Challenge Schools and youth groups are being urged to take part in a Tin Sculpture Challenge – to help make sure no child in Wigan is going hungry this summer. The Tin Sculpture Challenge...Read more
We are pleased to say that we can accept online grocery deliveries directly to our Food Bank during opening hours (Mon – Fri 9am to 4.30pm) If we have enough regular deliveries, it helps us to protect the Food Bank from the shortages that we sadly experience. Deliveries can...Read more
Come and make a difference! Join The Brick fundraising team in Wigan to help us smash our Rebuilding Lives fundraising campaign, and make sure no person in our community is left behind. What does the role involve? This voluntary role is within the fundraising team to deliver...Read more
The Brick operations director, Louise Green, talks about dealing with the question most commonly asked of The Brick team: how should we help people on our streets? Growing up in Canada, I remember walking everywhere with my dad, and if ever we saw someone on the street asking for...Read more
The Brick is a small project that delivers big results for the community it serves. It offers services to people who are homeless, in poverty or facing debt crisis.
As its name suggests, it provides a safe, solid building block for people in crisis to begin to construct a new life and become valuable members of society.
Get in touch today:
The Brick, 10 Arcade Street, Wigan WN1 1LU
Call: 01942 236 953
The Brick Works, 4 Hodson Street, Wigan WN3 4EN
Call: 01942 417 290
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Our Winter Fundraising Campaign - ‘A Soul Like Yours’ has been a huge success and we thank everyone who has donated. We are already using that money and changing people’s lives. This week we have opened a new 4 bed young persons accommodation unit specifically for 18-25 year olds at risk of homelessness in Wigan and Leigh. Young people we work with are often vulnerable and can face a number of complex risks. This new accommodation offers a bespoke solution and interventions specific to young people’s needs. Your donations have been used to refurbish and furnish the accommodation, make it Covid-19 secure, comfortable and as homely as we can. 🏠 Money is also ringfenced from fundraising for access to on-line training, training support and upskilling. 📖 We have also been supported by Homeless Link grant funding and Wigan Council in a community based partnership that’s #RebuildingLives 💰
Thank you to everyone involved in this project- to our staff who have worked tirelessly getting this ready in record time, to our partners at Wigan Council, our grant funders and to our new young residents who are thriving in their new home. But especially to our donors and supporters who believe in us and the work we do to donate their hard earned cash to make these things happen.
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