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Now into our tenth winter in 2018/19, Inn Churches has grown from little more than an idea to a thriving charity with a volunteer base of over 850 that has provided over 8,000 temporary bed spaces for homeless people in the Bradford area.

It costs approximately £15 per person per night to provide a comfy bed, breakfast and a good meal in a warm caring environment.

We have achieved a lot with a little. However, with every success, our ambition and hope for the change that is possible grows a little further as we seek to make a significant and permanent impact on the problems in our city.

We gladly accept donations of money, of food, of clothing or household supplies and of time.

Donate money

A regular donation of just £10 a month will make a huge difference to somebody who finds themselves homeless, or in need of food.

Donate online

Make a one-off donation (and Gift Aid it if applicable) online by credit or debit card.

We welcome regular donations, but they will need to be by standing order (see right).

You can also gift a cooking class to somebody who cannot afford it.

Fundraise with a sponsored event or campaign

Visit our fundraising page at Wonderful, and ‘Create a fundraising page’ in a few clicks.

Or join our annual Suits on the Streets fundraiser.

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Standing Order or bank transfer

Download a standing order and Gift Aid form to make a regular donation, or use the bank details on the form to donate.

Donate food

We are always keen to intercept good quality food that would otherwise be wasted. This can include food that is past its ‘best before’ date providing that it is still of good quality – as a general rule, consider whether you would eat it. If in doubt, please contact us. We cannot accept food that is past its ‘use by’ date.

Although we can generally use most food, depending on what we have intercepted we may have a need for particular items – please check our current list of shortages for details.

Donate clothing, bedding or household items

Many homeless people come to us with a limited number of possessions and clothing. We are extremely grateful to receive your kind donations as it goes some way towards helping our clients in their recovery from homelessness.

Clothing and toiletries

We usually need footwear, coats, jeans and mini hotel-sized toiletries – but please contact us if you have other items you think may be useful.

We currently have a surplus of hats, gloves, scarves and socks, so these are less useful to us.

Bedding

We need a steady stream of duvets, covers and sheets (single or double – although we can take king) for our Starter Packs and Warm Homes Healthy People provision.

Please note that we can only accept duvets which are brand new.

Household items

Our starter packs include basic household items such as kettles, toasters, saucepans, utensils, cutlery and crockery, cleaning products and other essential household supplies, all of which we can accept as donations if they are in good condition.

Furniture

Generally we only accept large items of furniture when there is a specific or immediate need for it. Please contact us to find out if we can match your donation to one of our guests. We can sometimes arrange collection, but more often we will ask you to drop items off or arrange delivery.

If we cannot accept your gift, we may be able to refer you to other organisations who would.

Donate time

Find out more about volunteering with us.

Donations from businesses

If you are a local business and want to sponsor our project, or could make any donations in kind, then we’d love to hear from you! We do have a wishlist of items that we just can’t afford, so do get in touch if you’d like to see if you can help out.

Alternatively you can donate direct using the methods above.

Donations from churches

Why not consider taking an offering for our project, or supporting us financially on an ongoing basis?

We would love the opportunity to come and speak to your congregation to inspire them with stories of lives being changed.

Alternatively, why not consider organising a collection of household goods, clothes, bedding (new only if duvets please), non-perishable food or toiletries to support us – see details above or get in touch to find out our current particular needs.

You can also donate direct using the methods above.

Thank you for your support of this project, operating across all Christian denominations to build a better city.