Homelessness Charity – Elmbridge Rentstart
Elmbridge Rentstart is a charity helping local people who are homeless or sofa-surfing. Each year we house and support around 130 people and help them move on with their lives. If you know anyone who needs our help in Elmbridge or Runnymede please get in touch.
We are delighted to be the nominated Charity of Councillor Shweta Kapadia, The Worshipful Mayor of Elmbridge April 2018 – April 2019. Here is further information about how to contact the Mayor’s Office should you wish to host an event for us with her support.
I’m homeless or sofa-surfing
If you are homeless or vulnerably housed please get in touch with our team who will be able to offer you support and advice.
Things we can help with include:
- Helping you to access short term emergency accommodation if needed.
- Finding suitable private rented housing and helping you to move successfully.
- Starter packs of household goods to help you get settled.
- Rent in advance and deposit guarantees.
- Long term support to help you improve your life situation including advice around employment, benefits and support for health conditions.
I’m a landlord
We work with local landlords to help them rent out their properties and achieve successful tenancies – we fully support all of our tenants with on-going training and advice throughout the tenancy.
We offer the following services:
- We interview every prospective tenant and ensure they understand their responsibilities.
- We provide on-going tenancy support to ensure a successful tenancy.
- We offer a guaranteed rent product, where we take on all aspects of letting and managing your property; you receive guaranteed monthly rent direct from us, removing the risk of unpaid rent or void periods.
- We provide a Deposit Guarantee scheme to give peace of mind to our landlords, our claim rate last year was just 6%.
- We offer grants for property improvements and can ensure that your property is fully legally compliant, with discounted rates available for any compliance work needed.
I’d like to help
If you would like to find out more information about how to get involved, including volunteering, fundraising and making donations, we would love to hear from you!
More About Elmbridge Rentstart
You can support the charity by attending our fundraising activities, some of which are included in the News & Events section below.
Watch a BBC video of a personal story about the impact of Rentstart’s work here.
You can read more about our work on our website. The link is below in the contacts section.
Events & News
Here are some upcoming events and past news & events for Elmbridge Rentstart. Your support is appreciated.
Come to St James’ Church Weybridge to dance the night away to some of the best classic rock around! Annual charity concert. All proceeds from this charity event will be divided equally between Elmbridge Rentstart and Runnymede Foodbank.
Elmbridge Receives Government Funding To Tackle Rough SleepingElmbridge receives 180K to reduce local homelessness Elmbridge Borough Council announces that as part of the Government’s Rough Sleeping Initiative 2020/21 funding, we have been allocated £180K to fund...
Elmbridge Rentstart Christmas Concert in WeybridgeLocal charity Elmbridge Rentstart invite you to join them at their annual Christmas Concert on Monday 16th December 2019 at 7.30pm at St James' Church in Weybridge. The concert will feature performances from Cleves...