YORKSHIRE Building Society and End Youth Homelessness (EYH) have been named as winners at the Third Sector Business Charity Awards 2020.

EYH is a national movement of local charities working together to end youth homelessness in the UK.

Yorkshire Building Society has been working in partnership with EYH since 2017 and funds the Rent Deposit Scheme that helps private landlords to fill vacant properties quickly and free of charge.

To date, the partnership has helped over 431 young people and 92 dependent children into their own rented homes and has raised over £1million.

Yorkshire Building Society’s Chief Executive, Mike Regnier, said: “We are rightly proud of our partnership with End Youth Homelessness where we’ve already helped many young people facing homelessness into a home of their own.

"This award is fantastic recognition of the amazing work that our colleagues and customers have provided in supporting the charity over the last three years."

Last year, 103,000 young people asked their local authority for help because they were either homeless or at risk of homelessness.

EYH charities collectively work with over 30,000 young people who are amongst the most deprived in the country.

For information visit www.ybs.co.uk.