Allied Domecq, the global drinks company that owns Beefeater gin and Tia Maria liqueur, is helping to fund a joint project between employment charity Tomorrow's People and the Salvation Army to help homeless and jobless people in Bristol.
The project, which will be run from the Salvation Army Centre, aims to assist those stuck in the cycle of not being able to find a job because they have nowhere to live, and those unable to find a home because they are unemployed.
Part of the building has been converted into a drop-in centre where clients can receive one-to-one guidance with Tomorrow's People employment advisers.
An IT suite has been created for computer and skills training.
Allied Domecq, which is based in Bristol, has committed funding for the next two and a half years as part of its pledge to help vulnerable groups in the city. The European Social Fund is also providing money.