in York, Selby & Scarborough


CFS Selby recruiting a Workshop Supervisor

January 3rd, 2019 Posted in Latest News | Comments Off on CFS Selby recruiting a Workshop Supervisor

The Community Furniture Store in Selby is currently recruiting a Workshop Supervisor.  The workshop repairs and recycles unwanted furniture as well as providing work experience and training placements for local people including those who are long term unemployed and people with learning disabilities.

For further information about this role please see the Jobs page of the website.


CFS Selby in the movies

December 14th, 2018 Posted in Latest News | Comments Off on CFS Selby in the movies

The Selby Community Furniture Store has been working with IPM and Rossi Pictures who have been filming for a new TV production in the area.  The Store provided bedroom furniture from its stock for the filming, and the Store’s van features in one scene that also features a short cameo by Cookie, the Store Manager.

Merry Christmas

December 10th, 2018 Posted in Latest News | Comments Off on Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from everyone at Community Furniture Store.  Thanks to your support the three store have been able to reuse over 22,500 items of furniture, electrical appliances and other household items during 2018, preventing almsot 500 tonnes of landfill waste, and helping over 10,000 households to make better homes.

We’ll be closing on Friday 21st until January 2nd for a well earned break.  Keep your eyes out for the launch of Community Repaint in York and Scarborough in early 2019.

Buy Nothing New Day

November 21st, 2018 Posted in Latest News | Comments Off on Buy Nothing New Day

Friday 23rd November is Buy Nothing New Day.

When you buy from a reuse charity, you make a positive impact to your local community. Reuse charities provide affordable furniture, employment & volunteering opportunities for people in your community.

Visit your local Community Furniture Store to see our wide range of household furniture, electrical goods and paint.  Refresh your home for less while helping others in your community.

BBC didn’t need to go to Finland to find stores selling reused goods

November 16th, 2018 Posted in Latest News | Comments Off on BBC didn’t need to go to Finland to find stores selling reused goods

Community Furniture Stores in York, Selby and Scarborough have a wide range of good quality, pre-owned furniture, electrical applicances and paint.

To donate or buy furniture please call your local store.



CFS Ryedale success at Dragon’s Den

November 14th, 2018 Posted in Latest News | Comments Off on CFS Ryedale success at Dragon’s Den

The Scarborough Communnity Furniture Store enjoyed a succesful evening at the recent Dragon’s Den event organised by the Two Ridings Community Foundation.  As well as creating the furniture used by the Dragons at the event the store secured £7,000 of funding – the  highest amount given on the night.

Watch the vidoe of the event:


For further details see:

Coalfields Regeneration Trust

November 14th, 2018 Posted in Funding, Latest News | Comments Off on Coalfields Regeneration Trust


14th September 2018


Community Furniture Store Selby, a charity based on Bawtry Road that provides affordable, second-hand furniture, is celebrating after receiving £10,000 from the Coalfields Community Investment Programme, delivered by the Coalfields Regeneration Trust, the only organisation dedicated to supporting former mining towns and villages.

The funding, which is the maximum grant awarded by the Coalfields Community Investment Programme, will contribute to the running costs of the workshop over the next 8 months. .

The workshop provides unemployed local people with experience and hands-on practical support intended to give participants the relevant skills and work experience needed to find employment in the future.  It is anticipated that an additional 25 people will be trained in the workshop over the next 8 months.

The Selby based charity re-uses, improves and up-cycles donated items of furniture and white goods that would otherwise go to landfill, providing local residents with eco-friendly and affordable home furnishings.

Rosalind Batchelor, Chair of the Trustees for the Selby Community Furniture Store , comments: “Receiving the funding from the Coalfields Regeneration Trust means that we are able to extend the training we deliver from the  Store and provide more people in the community with affordable furniture. Better still, helping local people access training  and develop their skills really does help them find work.”

“This is the third time we have received funding from the Coalfields Regeneration Trust’s Coalfields Community Investment Programme and we are extremely grateful for the support they have given over the years.”

Stephen Abson, Development Manager (England) for the Coalfields Regeneration Trust, comments: “A lack of work experience and poor skills are typical barriers to employment for people that live in coalfield communities. Through our work with local partners, such as Community Furniture Store, we are able to provide residents with the skills and training they need to help them to find suitable employment.”

“Knowing that the Community Furniture Store Selby delivers such effective training gives us great confidence that this project will have a lasting and positive impact on residents living in Selby and the surrounding area.”

As the organisation has become a member of Coalfield Community Investment Programme it will continue to be supported by the Trust and will have access to bespoke practical support including access to resources and services such as help with third-party funding applications and bid-writing, to tips on effective promotion and marketing.

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust was established in 1999 and is the only organisation dedicated to supporting former mining towns and villages.

Delivered by the Coalfields Regeneration Trust, the Coalfields Community Investment Programme supports organisations and programmes of activity that meet with three key criteria; to address skills, employment or health.

For further details about the programme and the application process please visit,

Over the years more than 2m people have benefited from support delivered by the organisation. More than 25,500 people have been supported into work, 5,500 jobs have been created or safeguarded, 1.3m people have received the necessary support to help improve their skills and gain qualifications and over 250,000 people have participated in activities that have improve their health.

For further details about the Coalfields Regeneration Trusts, visit:

Privacy Statement

May 26th, 2018 Posted in Data Protection | Comments Off on Privacy Statement

Community Furniture Store (York) Ltd Charity No. 1114605 Company No. 05748697
Community Furniture Store (Selby) Ltd Charity No. 1114619 Company No. 05748655
Community Furniture Store (Ryedale) Ltd Charity No. 1156411 Company No. 08384583

The Community Furniture Stores in York, Selby & Scarborough collect personal information when you register with us, make a donation or place an order for products or services.

  • We will only use this information to provide the services that you have requested, claim Gift Aid on donations and maintain guarantee records.
  • We will use statistical information that does not identify you in any way as part of our business management systems. For example, the number of people who buy items from us at a discount, or the post code areas where collections and deliveries are made.
  • We will not share your information for marketing purposes with other companies or organisations.
  • We use CCTV in store for the purposes of safety and crime detection and monitoring.

For more information explaining how we use your information please see our full privacy policy statement (below) or ask to see a copy in store.

Privacy Policy Statement
At the Community Furniture Stores, we are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
This Policy explains when and why we collect personal information about people who visit us or use our services either in person or remotely, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure.
We may change this Policy from time to time so please check with us occasionally to ensure that you’re happy with any changes.
Any questions regarding this Policy and our privacy practices should be sent by email to or by writing to us at Unit 29, The Raylor Centre, James Street, York YO10 3DW.

Who are we?
We are a group of three separately registered charities operating with a shared board of director / trustees. Each charity operates for the benefit of their local population by ensuring household goods are not destroyed or sent to landfill unnecessarily by receiving donations of reusable furniture, electrical goods, and other items that are then sold on at low prices to both people in need and the general public or repurposed for sale. We also supply a range of new furniture and white goods at affordable prices. Income received from sales is used to cover our costs and to finance other important work such as work placements for individuals seeking work experience or who have special needs. We also offer volunteering opportunities.

How do we collect information from you?
We will obtain personal information from you when you make an in-person, online, written or telephone order for purchase, register with us, make a donation, apply for a project or otherwise voluntarily provide us with personal information.

What type of information is collected from you?
The personal information we collect might include your name, address, email address, IP address, and information regarding what website pages are accessed and when. If you make a donation or purchase a product from us, your card information is not held by us, it is collected by our third party payment processors, who specialise in the secure online capture and processing of credit/debit card transactions, as explained below.

Sensitive Personal Information
Sometimes we may need to ask you for information of a sensitive nature, such as whether or not you qualify for disabled or other State Benefits. This will only be done for the purpose of establishing whether or not you qualify for purchase of goods at discounted prices or for statistical purposes when applying for grant funding or making statutory returns. Your personal information will never be shared with any other organisation except as part of a set of statistics on the services we provide.

How is your information used?
We may use your information to:
* process a donation that you have made;
* process purchase orders that you have made;
* to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us;
* seek your views or comments on the services we provide;
* notify you of changes to our services;
* send you communications which you have requested and that may be of interest to you. These may include information about campaigns, appeals, other fundraising activities, promotions of our associated charities’ goods and services;
* process a job or volunteer application;
* compile anonymised statistics to statutory bodies or as part of an application for funding from grant making and other bodies.
* we may make use of additional information about you when it is available from external sources to help us provide a full service to you.
* we may also use your personal information to detect and reduce fraud and credit risk.
We review our retention periods for personal information on a regular basis. We are legally required to hold some types of information to fulfil our statutory obligations (for example the collection of Gift Aid). We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity, or as long as is set out in any relevant contract you hold with us.

Who has access to your information?
We will not sell or rent your information to third parties.
We will not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes.
Third Party Service Providers working on our behalf: We may pass your information to our third party service providers, agents, subcontractors and other associated organisations for the purposes of completing tasks and providing services to you on our behalf (for example to provide you with goods and services that we cannot). However, when we use third party service providers, we disclose only the personal information that is necessary to deliver the service and we have a contract in place that requires them to keep your information secure and not to use it for their own direct marketing purposes. Please be reassured that we will not release your information to third parties beyond the Community Furniture Store group of charities for them to use for their own direct marketing purposes, unless you have requested us to do so, or we are required to do so by law, for example, by a court order or for the purposes of prevention of fraud or other crime.

Action Towards Inclusion

March 4th, 2018 Posted in Funding | Comments Off on Action Towards Inclusion

The three Community Furniture Stores are glad to be delivery partners for the Action Towards Inclusion Project.

This three year project is funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund and offers flexible support to help adults overcome physical, psychological, financial and skills-related barriers and progress towards employment, training, education and job-search, whilst at the same time helping to combat a range of social issues including poverty and social exclusion.


Low Cost Paint

October 24th, 2014 Posted in Latest News | Comments Off on Low Cost Paint

The Selby store has joined the Community RePaint scheme. Unwanted paint is being collected from dealers, d-i-y stores and others. It is being sold at very low prices and may be donated free to community groups. It is hoped to extend the project to York very soon.