School Sleepout

Hundreds of schools and students sleep out each year and raise vital funds and awareness while experiencing some of the challenges faced by those who are homeless. Be part of something amazing and help fight homelessness by taking part in Focus Ireland’s School Sleepout.



How and when?

Your school or your classmates can take part in the challenge at any time of the year and we will support you along the way by providing you with:

  • information about the impact of homelessness on young people.
  • full guidelines on how to organise a safe sleepout.
  • fundraising support and advice to help you advertise your event.

If you’re interested in having a Sleepout at your school, let us know by filling out the form below. You can also contact our fundraising team by emailing or calling us on 01 881 5900.

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Register your interest

Let us know if you're interest in hosting a Sleepout at your school.

School Sleep Out - Register here

Why take part?

This really is a fantastic group activity where students work together to organise the sleep out, fundraise and have an enlightening experience. Ireland’s young adults have a huge capacity for empathy. So many young people and very young children are now affected by homelessness. It’s so positive that students across Ireland are taking innovative action to support young people facing homelessness, and helping them change their lives for the better.


Act, learn, do

The School Sleepout gives everyone that takes part a sense of the challenges felt by young people who are homeless. Even more than that, it lets young people in Ireland experiencing homelessness know that they are not alone. By increasing education around homelessness and by raising crucial funds so that we can continue to reach the rising numbers of young people needing our support, you show them you care.