We have partnered with almost 50 of our music, dance and singing tutors to offer free tuition to homeless people, so they can learn a skill and busk for money!
We have tutors signed up to the scheme from across the UK, so homeless people can learn a variety of entertainment skills that gives them the capabilities to successfully busk for money rather than beg.
You can nominate homeless people or a homeless shelter in your area who you want to learn how to busk here.
More than 300,000 people in Britain were officially recorded as homeless or living in inadequate homes in 2017 according to figures from government data and homeless charity Shelter. This is the equivalent to one in every 200th person sleeping rough or accommodated in temporary housing, bed and breakfast rooms, or hostels – an increase of 13,000 from 2016. *
We already have tutors signed up to the scheme in most of the UK’s major cities, however if you are a music teacher who wants to be part of the scheme you can sign up here.
Tutors must be willing to give up at least one hour a week of their time to teach a homeless person. In return for their time, we will give them 20 free credits to use on the site.
Kai Feller, co-founder of Bark.com, said,
“The homeless crisis in Britain is a growing problem and many people feel there isn’t they can do to help stop it. We hope by bringing in this initiative we can help homeless people learn new skills so they can busk instead of beg, with the intention people will be more generous.
“We have some fantastic tutors onsite who want to gift their services to those in need. Hopefully we’ll get even more signed up, so we can help educate the growing homeless population in the UK!”