Building a Movement
At Social Bite we have always existed to empower people to change the world; whether through small daily activities or significant life-altering occasions. We have come to learn that true systemic change happens when people become connected with a cause and are invited to tangibly be part of the solution. We have led mass movements to contribute to our mission and these can be seen below.
Our story of mass participation events began in 2016 with Social Bite’s CEO Sleepout; 350 of the country’s business leaders slept out on a cold November night and raised over £550,000 towards ending homelessness.
After the success of the CEO Sleepout, we launched Sleep in the Park, the focal point of our campaign to end homelessness in Scotland. In 2017 we invited 8,000 people to Princes Street Gardens for the world’s largest ever sleepout and raised more than £4m. We continued the momentum in 2018 with more than 10,000 people sleeping out across Scotland’s four key cities. Together we have raised almost £8m in the fight to end homelessness in Scotland.
Wee Sleep Out
Inspired by young people, for young people. Wee Sleep Out campaign first launched in 2018 inviting more than 5000 young people to take part. The campaign saw more than 170 events and raised over £100,000.
2018 saw Social Bite take its mission to end homelessness not only to Scotland’s four largest cities but in to the classrooms and back gardens of young people across the country too. From the Isle of Raasay to the Isle of Arran, and from Dornoch to Kelso: just shy of 5,000 young people took part in Social Bite’s Wee Sleep Out – collectively raising over £100,000.
The World’s Big Sleep Out trust has been established by Social Bite’s Co-Founder Josh Littlejohn to bring the Sleep in the Park concept worldwide. What was born in Scotland is now being taken to the global stage. Social Bite is delighted to be a beneficiary and partner of The World’s Big Sleep Out; a global call to end global homelessness.
This December join Will Smith, Dame Helen Mirren, some of the World’s biggest musicians and an expected 50,000 people throughout the world by sleeping out under the stars to help those who have no other choice. You will be helping to raise the life-saving funds needed to help a target of 1,000,000 homeless and displaced people in your area and throughout the world