A practical solution to poverty on our streets
Funded entirely by donations and grants and run by volunteers from the community it serves.
The Big Yellow Bus Project is a registered charity providing shelter and support for those sleeping rough on our streets.
It doesn’t operate as you might expect in the large cities or conurbations.
It’s in the heart of the Cotswolds in the rural town of Cirencester, not a location readily associated with hardship and deprivation.
The bus offers safe and warm overnight accommodation to homeless men and women, over 18, who’ve run out of options. And, for whom the stark reality is a night sleeping rough on the streets, often in freezing temperatures during winter.
Managed by volunteers and funded entirely through fundraising events and the generosity of the community it serves, the bus provides shelter for up to seven ‘guests’ with partitioned sleeping berths on the upper deck, two for female occupancy with secure doors. The lower deck is fitted with a small kitchen, communal seating and woodburning stove.