Help someone in need
We urgently need more funding
Donations are a crucial part of running the shelter
Your donations can help us to provide food, shelter and support
Contribute to a good cause
Have a positive impact on your local community

Financial donations

Thank you to everyone who has donated to the shelter this year. It really is a huge help and as a small local charity, every single penny donated makes a big difference to the lives of homeless people in Colchester. Our services are in higher demand than ever, and we truly appreciate your generosity and ongoing support.


£20 can buy a resident’s care package for a month

£50 can pay for meals for a resident for a week




Other ways to give

There are many other ways you can give to CENS

By post

Send a cheque to ‘Colchester Engagement & Next Steps’ and post it to our address, 39/41 Alexandra Road, Colchester. CO3 3DF.

By phone

Alternatively, you can call us to make a donation – 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