STEPPing Stones homeless hostel in Eastwood received a cheque from the town mayor for £250.
Staff at the hostel are spending the money on a colour printer and internet access to compliment a computer they recently bought for the residents.
Denise Curcio said the internet will enable residents to look for jobs.
“It will greatly benefit our clients,” she said.
“They can look for jobs, do their CVs and fill in application forms online.”
Denise said in the past residents at the hostel have had to borrow the staff computer or go to the library.
The grant was one of several mayor Ken Woodhead has given out.