The Spark Challenge
Spark is an innovative programme designed and managed by Eastside to help solve homelessness. It was developed on behalf of Communities and Local Government, The TREES Group and Big Issue Invest (part of The Big Issue group) to build and inspire social enterprise to prevent homelessness.
The aims of Spark are to champion social enterprise models that create sustainable opportunities for homeless and vulnerably-housed people to move into independent living. In the first two years of the programme we worked directly with 30 social enterprises across England.