Is there a registration fee and what does this cover?
Yes, the registration fee is £20 for individuals and £40 for a family.
In return, you’ll receive a sruvival pack in the post and have access to a regional livestream on the night of the event.
By charging a registration fee, it helps us to raise even more money and ensures 100% of your fundraising goes directly to supporting young homeless people.
Will this be the same as sleeping rough?
No - however, it will give you a small insight into what young people face each and every night.
Where should I sleep on the night?
You can SleepOut at home in any outside space you have access to- such as your garden, patio or balcony. If you don’t have any outside space then we’d recommend finding the most uncomfortable place you can in your home such as the kitchen floor, shower or perhaps even the bath!
Can I take part as a team?
Yes absolutely – you can join or create a team when registering. You’ll see that we have leaderboards for different regions, where you can compete as a team (and individual) against other companies.
What happens if the weather is really bad?
Young people don’t have the choice to head inside if the weather is wet and as such we’d like you to remain outside wherever possible, providing you’re not putting your health at risk. Top tips for staying dry are using cardboard, sleeping close to buildings to get some shelter and waterproof sleeping bags.
Can those that I live with get involved?
Yes absolutely. Whether they’re your housemates or your family we’d love to have them involved. A family ticket is £40, housemates can register for £20.
Can I join other people to SleepOut together?
At the moment, as we're in a lockdown this is unlikely. However, if the rules change, then yes that’s absolutely fine. You could meet in a friend's garden or even at a safe place your work might have access to.
What do I need on the night to stay connected?
On the night we'll have a livestream running. We’ll be sharing the link to the livestream prior to the evening and we’d definitely recommend tuning into that. We’ll also have a Zoom Call running throughout the night if you can’t sleep and fancy a chat.
The minimum fundraising target is £150 - we’re on hand to help with your fundraising and please head to the resources section to find lots of useful fundraising tips and tools.
Can you help me to reach my fundraising target?
Yes, absolutely! Firstly take a look at the fundraising resources here. If you want to chat with us, drop us an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
What is the best way to raise money?
Take a look at our fundraising top tips here. The easiest way to fundraise is to simply share your fundraising page on social media or via email. You can find template emails and social posts here:
Is there a deadline to have raised money by?
The deadline for fundraising is the end of March.
Can I fundraise as part of a team?
Yes absolutely! If you want to create or join a team, get in touch with us and we can do this for you.
How will my sponsors know that I’ve completed the SleepOut?
We recommend taking lots of photos from throughout the SleepOut to share with your donors during and after the SleepOut. You could even record a series of videos to create a vlog – we'd be happy to help you put this together.