Alternative services

This service is only for registered charities, businesses, health and governmental agencies. If you are an individual or unregistered group with a pressing need one of the alternative services listed below may be able to help:

  • Voluntary and Community Sector Emergencies Partnership

    https://www.redcross.org.uk/about-us/what-we-do/uk-emergency-response/voluntary-and-community-sector-emergencies-partnership

    The Voluntary and Community Sector Emergencies Partnership (VCS EP) is made up of a range of organisations within the sector with the shared aim of improving coordination at national and local levels before, during and after emergencies – while empowering communities to help shape the process.

  • National Emergencies Trust

    https://nationalemergenciestrust.org.uk/

    If you are an individual that wants to make a donation The National Emergencies Trust is an independent charity that will collaborate with charities and other bodies to raise and distribute money at the time of a domestic disaster. It was founded at the end of 2019 to serve as a single point of appeal and fund distribution for future national emergencies. The awful tragedy of Grenfell and the various terrorist attacks in 2017 in London and Manchester caused many in the charitable sector to think about how to respond to such emergencies most effectively. The NET has been created as a result of those discussions.

  • Fareshare

    https://fareshare.org.uk/

    FareShare is the UK’s biggest network of food redistribution charities, taking good quality surplus food from the food industry and getting it to 11,000 frontline charities across the UK. These include homeless hostels, food banks, domestic violence refuges and food banks. Usually the food we redistribute surplus food that would have been wasted but we are operating an emergency response and so are now also delivering donated food to the most vulnerable people in our communities. To find out more please visit fareshare.org.uk

  • Neighbourly

    https://www.neighbourly.com/

    Neighbourly is a giving platform that supports thousands of small charities and community projects across the UK through donation management and surplus food redistribution. Partners including M&S, Aldi, Lidl, Danone, Innocent, giffagaff, Penguin and Southern Coop, amongst others. Charities and causes can apply to Neighbourly for regular surplus food donations, and for a micro-grant from their Community Fund which has been launched as an emergency response to the Covid-19 outbreak. Contact Neigbourly if your business would like to make a donation to this emergency fund.

  • In Kind Direct

    https://www.inkinddirect.org/

    In Kind Direct is committed to providing life’s essentials and believes that no usable product should go to waste. They provide a single contact point for manufacturers and retailers to donate consumer goods including toiletries, cleaning and laundry products, clothes, toys and office supplies to the charities and their communities that really need them. During the coronavirus pandemic, the need to keep clean, well and connected has never been greater. To donate goods, or register a charitable organisation for free, visit their website.