Scottish Churches Housing Action
Scottish Churches Housing Action

Charity registered in Scotland SC022214

Scottish Churches Housing Action is a small but highly active charity bringing together the main Christian denominations in Scotland under the slogan no room for homelessness!  Its main purposes are: development of volunteer-based activity to help homeless people; encouraging use of redundant church property for affordable housing; and raising and maintaining awareness of Scotland’s homelessness problem.

Closed vacancies
This vacancy has now closed


  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Scotland
  • Closing 10th April 2021

Scottish Churches Housing Action is looking for committed, enthusiastic and inspirational Trustees to ensure the effective governance of the charity.

Scottish Churches Housing Action (SCHA) brings together major church denominations and organisations to support the churches’ work on homelessness in Scotland.

We were launched in 1995 with charitable status and over the years we have become one of the key vehicles for tackling homelessness in Scotland. We bring people together to develop volunteer-based responses to homelessness at a community level, and also help churches to make surplus or under-used property available for affordable housing. We raise and maintain awareness of homelessness in Scotland including within the churches, and are a voice for church concerns on the issue in relation to government, parliament and the general public.

Homelessness was already increasing before Covid-19 and there are growing concerns that the worsening financial situation will promote further homelessness over the winter and onwards as low wages and job losses really start to bite. With the impact of Covid-19, its implications for homelessness and the forthcoming Scottish Parliamentary elections, rarely has it been so important for the voice of SCHA to be heard.

If you think you can help us make a difference, we would love to hear from you.