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

See below for information about donating items.

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 they 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.
  • Click on the “Virgin Money Giving” icon on the right/bottom of this page
  • Visit our JustGiving page
  • Post a cheque (made out to “Cheltenham Open Door”) to 39 Grosvenor St, Cheltenham, GL52 2SQ
However you give, the government can add 25% to your donation at no cost to you by “GiftAid”. We need your details to claim this extra donation.

Donations of items:

Due to covid, we are sorry but we CANNOT accept any clothes, bedding, towels, household items or children’s items. Need somewhere to donate? We recommend Emmaus or the Cheltenham Household Essentials Project. Both can be found online.

We are in great need of dry food items. Please check below!

You can drop items off at 39 Grosvenor St GL52 2SQ on Mondays 10am – 2pm or Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9am – 2pm

SaveSaveWe are very low on stock and struggling to keep up with food parcel demand. Any items on this list would be very gratefully received!

Items in bold are our “most-needed” this week.

Tinned meat and fish

Tinned fruit and puddings

Tinned “ready meals” (chilli, curry, pies etc)

Tinned potatoes and instant mash

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