We deliberately keep SCM as a small hub, taking in donations for free and giving them away for free, equipping and training volunteers to run the projects and serve the city. We have one full-time staff member and five part-time staff at SCM, plus about 120 volunteers who do everything from making food parcels, van driving and schools work to admin support.
As well as wages and volunteer expenses we have a van to keep running, schools materials to buy, warehouse rent and all of the usual running costs of a small charity. We are very grateful to all of our church partners who host our Basics Banks as they all give us the rooms and utilities for free.
It is a much easier job to attract donations of food and clothes for those in need, than it is to raise regular, dependable income to pay for the charity which runs those projects! The majority of our income as a charity comes from individuals and church communities giving us donations. We also apply for some funding and grants from charitable trusts and local government.
If you would rather send us a cheque, please make it payable to Southampton City Mission CIO and post it to:
Unit 5, Second Avenue Business Park,
Millbrook, Southampton, SO15 0LP.
If you would like to financially support Southampton City Mission CIO with regular giving you can request a standing order form from the SCM office.
Please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 02380 550435.
If you are a UK taxpayer and you fill out a Gift Aid form for us we can claim an extra 25% back from the government to help with the work of the Mission.
You can download a gift aid form or contact the SCM office and we will mail a paper copy out to you.
Have you heard about easyfundraising yet? It’s an easy way to help raise money for Southampton City Mission CIO! If you already shop online with retailers such as Amazon, Snapfish, Argos, John Lewis, Comet, Vodafone, eBay, Boden, M&S, or hundreds more, then please sign up for free to raise money while you shop!
So how does it work?
You shop directly with the retailer as you would normally, but if you sign up to http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/scm for free, and then use the links on the easyfundraising site to take you to the retailer, a percentage of whatever you spend comes directly to us at no extra cost to yourself.
Southampton City Mission is now working with Giveacar, the nationwide car donation service.
If you are thinking of scrapping or selling your car please consider using Giveacar to donate any proceeds to us. You can find more information at: https://giveacar.co.uk/charities/southampton-city-mission-cio.