Fat Macy’s is a catering social enterprise that helps people with nowhere to live put down a deposit for their first rented accommodation. It initially provides five-day catering boot camps in partnership with homeless hostels. Then, once trainees have completed 200 hours of paid work, Fat Macy’s uses revenue from its catering business to support them with a deposit. Its beneficiaries leave with a place to live, a qualification and valuable work experience. The Fore funded Fat Macy’s to provide the necessary staff capacity to open its own restaurant, significantly increasing its revenue and the number of trainees it can support. This should enable Fat Macy’s to create a sevenfold increase in the amount contributed to rental deposits.
Funding programme:Core Programme
Funding round:2019 Spring
Sector: Housing and homelessness