harp support
£1 does amazing things

HARP is Southend’s homeless charity, helping over 1,200 people every year who are either homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. They provide essential services like food, clothing and washing facilities, as well as emergency and long-term supported housing. By playing make a smile lottery for HARP, you will be helping more local people overcome homelessness for good.

Homelessness is a diverse and complex issue, and many homeless people remain hidden; sofa surfing, sleeping rough away from danger, or living between places as and when the opportunity arises.

By playing the lottery you are helping HARP support people like Darren.

Read his story

At HARP, they have a tried and tested pathway to support people to move on to an independent life. They aim to provide tailored, innovative solutions for specific groups to get the best possible results and help as many people move on as possible.


Draw closes in:
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Did you know

  • HARP Helps over 1,200 people every year who are either homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
  • They housed 1,100 homeless people between 2015 and 2020.
  • They provided 60,000 meals and food parcels for rough sleepers over a five-year period.

could help to cover the costs of a two-night stay in HARP emergency accommodation.


could give someone the chance to talk through their problems with their specialist staff who can give advice on homelessness prevention, housing, financial and medical issues.


could provide Home Starter Packs for people moving into their new homes.

How to play

Each entry to the draw costs £1. Our draws are run every week of the year, usually on a Friday. You can either set up a subscription to provide your chosen charity with a regular and reliable income, every week of the year, or you can play as and when you want to, whatever suits you best!

  • Step 1

    Choose how many weekly entries you want to play. It’s only £1 per play!

  • Step 2

    Provide your payment details. Direct Debit or Debit Card.

  • Step 3

    Sit back and wait to see if you have won. You can also check online after every draw!

Registered Charity Number: 1098126 www.harpsouthend.org.uk