Financial Support

Majority of our income comes from individuals and church communities giving us regular donations. We also apply for some funding and grants from charitable trusts and local government.

We have two full time staff members and three part time staff plus about 100 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, office 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 thereby saving us more than £20,000 which it was costing us to rent our own Basics Bank premises.

£ 50.00 – goes towards the cost of a Question of Faith RE day
£ 25.00 – enables us to feed a family of 4 for 5 days
£ 10.00 – goes towards the cost of an assembly
£ 5.00 – enables us to feed one person for 5 days


To donate £3 simply text GRUB41 £3 to 70070

Set up a regular Standing Order

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 or telephone 023 8055 0435.

Donate online with BT My donate

You can now donate to us on-line through BT MyDonate. Also, if you would like Southampton City Mission CIO to benefit from a sponsored event you are taking part in you can use BT MyDonate to create an on-line fundraising page so that funds from your sponsors come directly to us. Those nice people at BT even take care of Gift Aid donations for us! We will also publish details of fundraising events we organise on our BT Mydonate web page.

Send us a cheque

If you would rather send us a cheque, please make it payable to ‘Southampton City Mission CIO’ and post it to:

Southampton City Mission
Unit 5
Second Avenue Business Park
SO15 0LP

If you are a tax payer 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. For a Gift Aid form, please contact the SCM office and we will mail a paper copy out to you.

Other ways to support Southampton City Mission CIO:


Shop Online and Raise Money!

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 and M &S and 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 for free and use the links on the easyfundraising site to take you to the retailer, then 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:

You can support the work of SCM by: (top three links go to external website)

Online giving through mydonate Giving as you shop online Giving your old/scrapped car Volunteering