Melissa Kerschen, Alexandra McDonald of Andrews Charitable Trust, and Lucy Abraham, photographed at the Christian Funders' Forum

8 November 2018

On Wednesday 7 November, Glass Door received the silver award in the Best Housing Project category at the Christian Funders’ Forum Awards, held at Mercers’ Hall in London. The awards showcased faith-based initiatives that have had been a powerful force for good in communities across the UK. 

Glass Door COO Lucy Abraham said: “We were surprised but delighted to make the short list for the 'Best Housing Project' award. We believe no one should have to sleep on the streets of London, and we are encouraged by all the good will we find in the communities in which we operate." She added: 

We are really proud of all the volunteers who give up their time to provide a warm welcome in our church-based night shelters. It’s great to see that others recognise all they do. 

Sian Edwards from Andrews Charitable Trust, sponsors of the Best Housing Project category, said: “The homeless crisis is mounting and the forthcoming winter of 2018 is expected to continue this rapidly rising trend. We are delighted to be part of the Christian Funders’ Forum, supporting churches and Christian organisations at the heart of their communities who are working to respond to this crisis and tackle the underlying issues of homelessness.”

Each year members of the Christian Funders Forum give over £30 million to Christian mission both in the UK and overseas. Some of the most innovative projects funded by the member organisations over the past year were recognised at the awards ceremony in London on 7 November.

According to the Cinnamon Foundation, one of the members of the Christian Funders' Forum and a sponsor of the awards, faith groups contribute at least £3 billion worth of social and welfare support to the UK every year, helping 48 million individuals in the process. 

Staff back at Glass Door HQ with prize in hand.