About the Ferry Project

Ferry Project runs programs funded or part-funded by The European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund.

The European Social Fund and The Big Lottery Community Fund

Established in 1998, Ferry Project is an award-winning social enterprise and registered charity that helps homeless people in Fenland.

The aim of Ferry Project is not simply to provide accommodation, but to give people the skills they need to enable them to live independently. These include life skills such as cooking and cleaning, education courses, vocational training, volunteering and employment opportunities.

We currently provide up to fifty bed spaces in Wisbech and engage with over three hundred clients per year. We are the largest provider for homelessness-related issues in the district, engaging with an estimated eighty percent of those who find themselves homeless in Fenland.

"Ferry Project provides a short-term interaction in an individual’s life when they have an immediate need. Once we carry them to their destination, they move on.”
Keith Smith, Founder & Director of Ferry Project

Our clients include people with financial problems, people fleeing domestic violence, people recovering from a family breakdown or from drug and alcohol abuse, young people leaving the care system, those who have been sexually abused, ex-offenders and those with simply nowhere else to go.

On entry to Ferry Project, individuals are assigned a key worker. The key worker will work with the individual client to assess that person’s need and create an individual support plan with self-determined goals. These goals may include referrals to partner agencies, and getting back in touch with family and friends.

Counselling and basic skills training are performed at the project’s headquarters, Octavia View, with additional educational courses provided at the Queen Mary Centre in Wisbech.

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The HUB has helped hundreds of clients with their housing needs, from working to bringing rough sleepers off the streets and into the warm or assisting in homelessness prevention.

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Donors/Sponsors Donors/Sponsors

Ferry Project is proud to be supported by various organisations. To show our thanks we list here all the organisations that have helped us over the last 5 years.

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Donate Donate

The life-changing work of Ferry Project could not continue without the generous donations of food parcels, money, clothing and toiletries it receives.

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Queen Mary Centre

Queen Mary Centre Queen Mary Centre

The Queen Mary Centre is a community centre located in the heart of the beautiful Fenland town of Wisbech, offering a variety of services including youth groups, educational and fitness classes and function rooms for hire.

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