No. Kanndoo is not a charity. We are a non-profit Community Interest Company that has been privately funded through its start-up phase and is looking to expand funding through applications for grants and corporate sponsorship.
It’s hard to put an exact figure for mobile phone ownership in the homeless population - but ownership estimates from studies of homeless populations vary between 60-95% and access is basically universal.
Homeless people use their smartphones in the same way as homed people – to stay in touch with their contacts through calls and texts, and to browse information on the internet. The difference is that the information they access might provide the location of their next meal or a phone call might find them a place to sleep for the night.
Money raised from grants and sponsorship is used to achieve our goals and fund:
- Further development of software enabling access to support for people in dire need.
- The making of videos for our YouTube channel sharing the experiences of people living in poverty or on the streets and highlighting their needs.
- Social media promotions to get more people involved in our project and create momentum around app downloads.
We’re not asking for handouts. Becoming a corporate sponsor of Kanndoo comes with some very real benefits for your business. Including showing your organisation to be socially responsible, and inclusion in Kanndoo’s promotional and public outputs.
If you’ve downloaded the Kanndoo app and its returning no results, it's likely that our database of services has not been completed for your area. Please check the coverage map on our homepage to see what areas are currently covered.