in York, Selby & Scarborough


We aim to cover the running costs of the Stores (staff pay, rent, vans etc) from the income generated from sales of goods plus small revenue grants received from City of York Council and Selby District Council. As far as possible, we only ask for help towards the costs of special projects and new developments.

We are very grateful for all the help we have received from local, regional and national grant-giving bodies, churches, businesses, other organisations and individuals.

York Store Upgrading, 2007-9

An appeal launched in 2007 raised capital for the major upgrading of the York Store. In the first phase, planned to coincide with the Raylor Centre’s improvement of the leaky building, we installed a mezzanine floor, stairs and lift and new lighting, creating a bigger and brighter store. In the second phase the new customer reception and office area, disabled access toilet, and small workshops were created.

New vans at York 2009 & 2014

Vans are essential, enabling us to collect donated items and deliver purchases. A second van was purchased for York in 2009 with a grant from the Gannett Foundation and in 2014, a 10-year old van was replaced with help from various local charities.

Stock control system 2014

A grant from Awards for All paid for the installation of a Stock control system in 2014.

Selby Store relocation 2009-10

The move to new premises was supported by the Garfield Weston Foundation, Allen Lane Foundation, Awards for All, Selby Town Council, Selby United Charities and others.

Selby Repairs Workshop Project 2011 & ongoing

The York & North Yorkshire Community Waste Partnership, Selby Town Council, the CPP Community Fund, the Fernhurst Trust and others have funded the purchase and equipment of the workshop cabins. Grants from the Coalfields Regeneration Trust,  Your (Learning) Consortium, Brelm’s Trust, Persimmon Community Champions and Selby Town Council have supported the employment of the workshop supervisor and other running costs.

We regularly seek further revenue funding for the project.

Scarborough – New store opened November 2015

North Yorkshire County Council Stronger Communities Programme,  Brelms, Fernhurst and Scurrah Wainwright Trusts, Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust, Persimmon Community Champions and personal donors have made possible the opening of our new Community Furniture Store at Salisbury Street in Scarborough.

If anyone would like to contribute or is connected with an organisation or business which might be able to offer any assistance please contact CFS-fundraising. As a charity we can reclaim Gift Aid on donations.