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

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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.
  • 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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Donating items

What we cannot accept

We built up a brilliant stock over the pandemic, so we’re 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.

Donating food items

We are in great need of dry food items. You can drop items off at 39 Grosvenor St GL52 2SQ on Mondays 10am – 1pm 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 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


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Items for our new premises

We’re on the move and we need your help

We’re moving to a bigger premises this autumn so we can give our Guests an even better experience. If you are able to support the move by donating 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 to the cheapest or best website!

Also, if you have any of the following around at home 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
  • Cork tiles or cork boards
  • A crosscut shredder
  • A DVD player
  • Drying racks for laundry
  • Whiteboards
  • Full length wall mirror
  • Two small wall mirrorsSaveSave

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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”

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