Could you take on the challenge of sacrificing your bed for the night and fundraise to support people experiencing homelessness?


Each year we hold a Turning Tides Big SleepOut, inviting anyone who would like to support their local homeless charity to spend a night under the stars to fundraise to help those with nowhere to call home. Keep an eye on our website and social media for the announcement of our next Big SleepOut.

But did you know you can hold a DIY SleepOut anytime and anywhere? Maybe you’re looking for an activity to keep the kids occupied this summer. Or maybe you’re on the lookout for the perfect fundraiser to make a difference in your community. Whatever your reason and wherever you sleep, know that by giving up a roof over your head for the night to fundraise for Turning Tides you’ll be highlighting homelessness, showing your solidarity and giving hope to hundreds of people facing homelessness across West Sussex right now.


Decided to take on the challenge?

Wonderful – thank you for your support! Please download your Fundraising Pack.

By holding your sponsored SleepOut for Turning Tides you will help raise vital funds for local people with no safe place to call home. Our participants often feedback that the event allows them to gain deeper compassion for the people who have no choice but to sleep without a bed and roof each night, and gives them a greater sense of what to be thankful for. For our younger participants we have a range of fun activities to develop their understanding of homelessness. Click the links below to download the activities.


Find out how to set up your page on JustGiving or take a look at your Fundraising Pack for more details.

Stay Safe

Do look after yourself and others taking part. Have an emergency contact just in case you need it.

Are you a school searching for a unique opportunity for your pupils to make a difference in their community?

We welcome schools to hold their own DIY SleepOut at anytime of year. Watch the video to hear from Peter Byrne, Headteacher at St Oscar Romero Catholic School, on why they hold an annual SleepOut to support Turning Tides.

Thank you

We are so grateful to our supporters.

With your help we can make a difference.

Getting your fundraised money to us

Donate By Phone

Phone us on: 01903 680748
Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm

Donate By Mail

Cheque payable to: Turning Tides, sent to: Town Hall, Chapel Road, Worthing, West Sussex BN11 1HA


Donate By BACS

Donate by BACS to: Turning Tides
Account Sort Code: 40-47-23, Account No: 31498959


Make your donation go even further – GIFT AID IT!

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Your support makes a difference

£3: is a hot breakfast for someone sleeping rough, for some, the only hot meal of the day

£12: provides someone with a morning in our Hub with breakfast, hot shower, clean clothes taking their first steps out of homelessness

£25: helps someone regain a sense of self-worth through healthcare and counselling

£70: pays for our Support Workers to provide advice, guidance and support – from housing and benefit applications to CV writing and training courses

£100: pays for one day of Outreach Services in Horsham and Mid Sussex, engaging rough sleepers with our services

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