Join Our Community Of Monthly Donors

Become a Friend of CENS today by giving monthly

We want to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who has donated to CENS. Maybe you made a one-off donation when you heard about the work we do. Perhaps you donate every year at the same time. Maybe you have donated through sponsorship or fundraising. Whatever the situation, every time you make a donation, we can help someone who is homeless. And that brings us to those businesses, groups and individuals who donate to CENS on a monthly basis. Monthly donating is the simplest, but most important way to help us continue our work. Here’s how monthly donations help…..

1. Allows forward planning

If we know how much income we have coming in every month, we can budget effectively and build on the services and initiatives we offer.

2. Helps us plan activities

A steady revenue stream means we can develop day-to-day activities. We can book activities, events, training and counselling sessions in advance and give our residents the stability of a planned schedule.

3. Reduces the effect of seasonal lows

All charities have seasonal drops in funding, such as post-Christmas and throughout summer. With monthly donations, these drops in revenue are less severe, meaning we can continue with an unbroken service 365 days a year.

4. Lowers admin costs

All one-off donations incur admin costs, but with monthly donations this is greatly reduced – meaning that more of your donation goes directly to CENS.

5. Has a more long term impact

Monthly donors have a more long-term impact. Our residents don’t need short term help. By working side-to-side with us, we can offer ongoing support and guidance. This means we can make sustainable improvements to the lives of our residents.

6. Forms part of a community of support

We love having monthly donors as they truly become a part of the CENS family. Our community of regular donors are part of the team, contributing to the growth of the charity. They can see how their money is having a direct impact on the lives of our residents.

7. It’s simple

Monthly giving is way more simple: you just select an amount of your choice, sign up once, then sit back and watch all the good work happen, safe in the knowledge that you have contributed. The giving just occurs automatically.

We need your help

Rough sleeping rose last year for the first time in half a decade. The cost of living crisis and the current shortage of affordable housing are big drivers of homelessness. Currently we are turning people away from CENS every day, as all our rooms are occupied. We really need to grow our community of monthly donors. This will allow us to fund support schemes which will move our residents on more quickly and effectively, making room for the next group of people who need our help.

Why become a Friend of CENS

All our monthly donors will receive regular updates on what their money has helped us achieve. You will also have access to regular newsletters, exclusive updates and invites to open days and volunteering opportunities. 

So, if you have ever considered giving monthly, now is the time to sign up. Are one of those people who always means to get round to donating? Perhaps you give occasionally but would like to get more involved? Please help us now. Just click here to take you to our Donate page. And thank you.

CENS Essential Shopping List

  • Tea
  • Coffee
  • Sugar
  • Hot chocolate
  • UHT milk
  • Squash
  • Vgetable oil
  • Gravy granules
  • Ketchup
  • Mayonnaise
  • Salt & pepper
  • Stock cubes
  • Herbs and spices
  • Tinned fruit
  • Tinned/packet custard
  • Baked beans
  • Tinned tuna
  • Tinned vegetables & potatoes
  • Tinned tomatoes
  • Kidney beans
  • Breakfast cereals
  • Jam, peanut butter, chocolate spread
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Men & women’s deodorant
  • Men’s razors
  • Shave gel
  • Shower gel
  • Toothpaste
  • Cloths
  • Scourers
  • Washing up liquid
  • Surface cleaners
  • Floor cleaner
  • Bleach
  • Bathroom cleaners
  • Bin bags
  • Food caddy liners
  • Loo roll
  • Washing tablets
  • AA batteries
  • NEW single duvets
  • Pillows/pillowcases
  • Single duvet covers/sheets
  • Clean/good condition towels

Please no soups!
Thank you