Thank you to everyone who has donated to CENS this year. We are a small charity, so you can rest assured that 100% of your donation will go directly towards helping a local homeless person move away from the streets and into safety and security. It will make a BIG difference! With the current cost of living crisis, our services are in huge demand, and we are struggling with rising food and heating bills. Every donation will help us, so please give what you can.
Make it monthly?
Alongside a standard method of single one-off donations, we’re also able to accept recurring monthly donations, if you’d like to help us financially on a more regular basis. This is very easy to do, simply choose from one of the amounts below, or enter an amount you’re comfortable with, tick the ‘Make this donation monthly’ box and we’ll take care of the rest. Simple!
Why monthly matters
When you choose to donate on a recurring monthly basis this helps us to forward plan. If we know how much income we have coming in every month, the shelter can be budgeted effectively. Monthly donations also help to reduce the effect of seasonal donation lows, along with helping to lower the administration costs and providing a more sustained long-term impact, allowing us to improve the services on offer.
What your donation can provide
One-off donation examples
£100 could fund essentials and support for a resident for a 4 week stay.
£50 can cover the cost of laundry for all residents for a week
£25 will pay for an in-depth housing support interview
Monthly Donation examples
£2 per month covers meals for a resident for a day
£10 per month covers the cost of showers for a resident for a month
£15 per month covers one hour of one-to-one support a resident
£30 per month covers breakfast and dinner for one resident for a month
Other Ways to give
There are many other ways you can give to CENS
Send a cheque to ‘Colchester Engagement & Next Steps’ and post it to our address, 39/41 Alexandra Road, Colchester. CO3 3DF.
01206 549 885
Leave a gift in your will
A gift to a charity can make a long-lasting difference and can play a significant part in all the work we carry out. There are various ways to support a charity through your will:
You can make a specific gift of cash
You can leave possessions to the charity
You can give a percentage of your net estate
You can ask for donations instead of flowers
To find out more about leaving a gift in your will and advice on making your will, click below