About the charity

Homelessness can happen at any time and to anyone. And when it happens to a young person it can affect them for the rest of their life. At least 121,000 young people in the UK are homeless right now and homeless young people almost twice as likely to die as their non-homeless peers. Together we can make a difference.

The Running Charity delivers running and personal development programmes to young people aged 16-25 across Manchester that are affected by homelessness or have multiple and complex needs.

Our programme of active wellbeing supports young people through some of life’s most challenging obstacles, providing community, key work support, access to therapy and personal development coaching. All aimed at enhancing an individuals’ toolkit to cope better with the immense adversities they face.

The Charity supports young people to get back on their feet, using a goal setting and reward system to develop the habit of achieving. The Running Charity help young people who may have had difficult pasts make positive decisions about the direction of their future.

We are proud to report that consistently young people join us with a wellbeing score lower than the general population yet leave us with a wellbeing score higher than the general population

How you can help

We are a small charity with a big impact. But we rely on fundraising to do our life-changing work. Every donation supports vulnerable young people across the UK. Every pound counts.

Our fundraisers are amazing and the heart and soul of what the charity can achieve. By choosing to run or hold a fundraising event for us you are directly supporting homeless young people to get back on their feet.