in York, Selby & Scarborough


Finding Furniture a New Home

The Community Furniture Stores are a group of three charities which collect furniture for re-use.  The first store opened in York in 1988, with further stores opened in Selby in 2004 and Scarborough in 2015.

The Stores seek donations of furniture, appliances and other household items which are suitable for reuse.  A wide range of items can be purchased from the Stores’ warehouses which are open to everyone.  Over the years, thousands of local households have been helped to furnish their home at low cost.


Everyone is welcome to visit, browse and buy goods at affordable prices.  See local Store pages for opening times and locations.

During 2018 the three stores have been able to reuse over 22,500 items of furniture, electrical appliances and other household items, preventing almost 500 tonnes of landfill waste, and helping over 10,000 households to make better homes.

The Stores also offer volunteering opportunities and work experience placements.  Electrical goods are tested, cleaned and repaired at York.  The workshop at Selby makes a range of garden furniture reusing broken furniture and discarded wood from local hardware suppliers.  The Scarborough Store has a small workshop that reupholsters chairs, and makes new craft goods.

Community Furniture Stores are members of the Community RePaint scheme which donates paint to community groups and sells to the public at very affordable prices.  We are also part of the ReUse Network, a national network of organisations committed to recycling and reusing unwanted goods to protect the environment and make affordable, quality goods available to everyone.