The Albert Kennedy Trust (akt)

akt is the national LGBTQ+ youth homelessness charity, providing safe homes and better futures for LGBTQ+ young people. Almost one quarter of all young people facing or experiencing homelessness identify as LGBTQ+, and 78% of those cite rejection or abuse from their families as what has led them to being so. The charity was set up in Manchester in 1989 and has since opened its doors in London, Newcastle, and Bristol. akt also offers a digital service to support young people across the country. In over 30 years, akt has provided more than 250,000 nights off the street and supported over 50,000 LGBTQ+ young people at risk of or experiencing homelessness.

Please be aware that after 27th June 2023, you will no longer be able to use Nectar points as a way to donate to this project.

Coming out, or being outed as LGBTQ+, can sadly lead to young people being made homeless – even in 2024. Around 24% of young people experiencing homelessness in the UK are LGBTQ+, which is significantly disproportionate. Once homeless, LGBTQ+ young people are more likely to face violence and discrimination than young people who aren’t LGBTQ+.

akt is the national LGBTQ+ youth homelessness charity supporting young people aged 16-25 in the UK who are experiencing homelessness or living in a hostile environment. They support young people into safe homes and employment, education or training, in a welcoming and open environment that celebrates LGBTQ+ identities.

Extra funding
Nectar Donate donated to this cause

Nectar Donate has provided £273 of funding

This project received funding through the Nectar donate programme, turning points into positivity.


19th May 2023 at 3:15am

pledged £2

Arne Breitsprecher
3rd December 2022 at 1:09pm

pledged £5

Arne Breitsprecher has also backed 14 other projects

Michelle Wood
22nd August 2022 at 1:10pm

Excellent cause

22nd August 2022 at 1:09pm

pledged £3

Julie T
22nd August 2022 at 12:24pm

pledged £12

9th August 2022 at 4:39pm

pledged £10

Alex Harris
27th July 2022 at 9:42am

pledged £40

Alex Harris has also backed 3 other projects

16th July 2022 at 7:13am

pledged £5

John Laverick
10th July 2022 at 1:34am

pledged £40 + an est. £10.00 in Gift Aid

Robert Coggle
7th July 2022 at 12:02pm

pledged £1

Alison Mochloulis
3rd July 2022 at 6:01pm

pledged £40

30th June 2022 at 9:59pm

pledged £10 + an est. £2.50 in Gift Aid