Open Door receives no central funding. Please help us support our guests.

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Where and when to drop off a donation

Please drop all items as our Donations Hub at 39 Grosvenor St, GL52 2SQ on Mondays and Wednesdays between 10am and 3pm.

It will greatly help us if you can avoid bringing donations to our Guest Centre at Alstone Lane.

Financial donations

Open Door receives no central funding. We run entirely on donations. We are grateful for all donations, big or small, one-off or regular. 

There are many easy ways to donate:

  • Make a bank transfer (or set up a standing order) to Cheltenham Open Door, sort code 40 52 40, account 00002620. Our account is with CAF Bank (Charities Aid Foundation). As CAF are not with the Bank Verification Scheme you may get an alert saying “unable to check bank details. Please double check you have typed our bank details correctly, then confirm.
  • Visit our JustGiving page
  • Post a cheque (made out to Cheltenham Open Door) to 39 Grosvenor St, Cheltenham, GL52 2SQ

Gift Aid

Gift Aid allows us to claim an extra 25p for every £1 you give. It will not cost you any extra however we need your details in order to claim this extra amount. Provide your details for Gift Aid.

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Make a Will

Everyone should have a Will, but two out of three people have not yet made one and those that have, may not have the correct Will in place.

For everyone who makes their will with Legally Bound we will receive a donation. Contact them on 01452 934791 or and mention Cheltenham Open Door to secure the donation.

Have you considered leaving a gift in your Will? After you’ve looked after your family and friends, you may wish to leave a gift to a charity. Make sure your legacy lives on by helping Cheltenham Open Door continue our vision to always meet the needs of vulnerable individuals in our community.

Donating Items

What we cannot accept

Our Guests are mainly young men and women with complex lives, often on the move. We therefore need young, casual, comfortable clothes.

We’re sorry but we CANNOT accept:

  • Formal men’s clothes – suits, smart shoes, smart shirts
  • Smart women’s clothes – dresses and skirts, blouses, not-trainer shoes
  • Linens – bedding, towels, duvets, blankets etc
  • Household items – pots, pans, toasters, plates
  • Furniture – of any kind
  • Children’s items – of any kind

Need somewhere to donate? We recommend Emmaus or the Cheltenham Household Essentials Project.

We are very grateful for donations of the following items:

  • Men’s trainers (UK6 – UK12)
  • Women’s trainers (UK5/6)
  • Men’s jeans (up to 36″ waist)
  • Men’s shorts (up to 36″ waist)
  • Men’s T shirts (up to L)
  • Men’s hoodies
  • Men’s boxers, new (or washed and in as new condition)
  • Women’s casual clothes – jeans, t shirts, hoodies

  • Dog food, treats and toys
  • Small tents
  • Sleeping bags (modern ones in a stuff sack)
  • USB Charging cables (C type, micro USB, Apple)
  • USB charging plugs (that you push the cables into)
  • We always need strong carrier bags

Donating food items

We use individual food items to build food parcels. We are very grateful for donations of the following items:

  • Tinned meat and fish
  • Tinned fruit and puddings
  • Tinned potatoes and instant mash
  • Tinned ‘ready meals’ (chilli, curry, pies etc)
  • Tinned soup
  • Tinned carrots and peas
  • Instant and pot noodles
  • Dry sachets of pasta n sauce
  • Jars of pasta sauce
  • Biscuits, chocolate and chewy bars
  • Jam, marmalade, peanut butter, choc spread, marmite
  • Crisps

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Items for our new premises

We’ve moved to a bigger premises so we can give our Guests an even better experience. If you are able to donate any of the following items, we’d be thrilled. If you’d like to help, please drop us an email.

Note: click on the item to see an example. Links are just a guide to the type of item that will work best for our guests. They aren’t necessarily the cheapest or best website.

Also, if you have any of the following that you’d like a home for, we’d love them!

  • USB Charging cables (C type, micro USB, Apple)
  • USB charging plugs (that you push the cables into)
  • Pot plants
  • Drying racks for laundry RECEIVED! THANKS
  • Whiteboards RECEIVED! THANKS
  • Full length wall mirror RECEIVED! THANKS
  • Two small wall mirrors RECEIVED! THANKS

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Want an easy way to give as you shop? If you buy on Amazon, they will donate 0.5% of the product price to us. There are two easy ways to do this:

In your Amazon app:

  • Click the three lines, bottom right
  • Choose settings (at the bottom)
  • Choose AmazonSmile
  • Enter ‘Cheltenham Open Door’


  • Sign in or create an account
  • Click on ‘Hello’ (or the little human icon)
  • Click on ‘Amazon Smile’
  • Choose “Cheltenham Open Door”


If you’d rather give from the comfort of your home, we have an Amazon Wishlist!

You can choose and pay for items which are then delivered directly to us. Click HERE to see our wishlist!

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