An innovative contactless screen has been set up in Cardiff city centre to help the public support the homeless. The screen enables members of the public to donate money to the homeless by tapping their contactless bank card on the screen at any time of the day or night. For every tap, a fixed fee of £2 will be put towards small grants for those who are currently experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness. The grants will be distributed through the city’ frontline services and donations will be doubled thanks to the Four Acre Trust. Give DIFFerently was launched in November of 2017 by FOR Cardiff to encourage people visiting and living in the city to think differently about how they give to those who are begging, homeless or at risk of homelessness. Beth Thomas, regional manager at The Big Issue Cymru, said: ‘With an increase in rough sleeping … (To read the full article, subscribe below)

Senior journalist – NewStart

Follow him on Twitter