How You Can Help Us
CHAT needs to maintain a fund of £15,000 to support the Deposit Guarantees
that we provide to tenants and their landlords.
Around £95,000 is required annually to fund salaries, administration and support costs.
CHAT relies on donations to enable us to provide emergency bed and breakfast and financial assistance in cases of severe hardship.
We welcome all opportunities to talk to local groups, anywhere in Mid Devon, on the issues of homelessness, the work that we do and the difference being made through our involvement with the wider community. Please invite us to come and talk to you.
Download our latest NewsletterAutumn 2013 revised (Adobe PDF)
MEMBERSHIP OF CHAT
Churches and Individuals may become members of CHAT. As a member you will be entitled to vote at CHAT’s Annual General Meeting, helping to determine the future of the charity. You will also be sent copies of our periodic newsletter to keep you up to date with all our activities.
- Giving – Become a Giver of Hope with Gift Aid by making a monthly donation of £10 or more by Standing Order.
- Make a Donation with Gift Aid.
- Raise money by organising an event for us.
- Legacies – Individuals can name CHAT as a beneficiary in their Will, leaving a legacy that will benefit local people in the future.
Volunteering – Donate a little of your time to participate in the work of CHAT. Training and support are provided.
Food – Donations of dried, tinned and long life food stuff, toiletries and household cleaning items are always appreciated to help those on very meager budgets; especially food that needs no cooking for those without kitchen facilities. For a list of suggestions click HERE
Meal Vouchers – Vouchers can be purchased at New Creation Book and Coffee Shop, Bampton Street, Tiverton and donated to CHAT for distribution to those in need of a hot meal.
Tents and Sleeping Bags – Throughout the year we give tents and sleeping bags to homeless clients as temporary shelter whilst we work to help them find a home. We rely on donations for these.
Furniture & Household Goods – Donations of easily transported, good, sound furniture suitable for small flats and are most welcome. Household items such as crockery, pots and pans, bedding and curtains to help clients setting up in new accommodation are also appreciated.
Please note that we have limited storage so please ring to check we are able accept donations. Given reasonable notice: furniture can be collected.
Confidential prayer partners support CHAT’s work. Please contact CHAT if you are interested in participating in this way.
Dealing with youth homelessness . A Youth Project partnership between Churches Housing Action Team (CHAT) and Westcountry Housing Association (WHA). This project works with homeless vulnerable young people aged between 16 & 17 by providing supported accommodation and teaching independent living skills to lead productive lives. CHAT supports the Tiverton Market Centre Youth Drop In […]
How Can We Help? . CHAT offers a free outreach service to help people move on with their lives through the provision of specialist and general advice and support. The service is supported by the CHAT Housing Advice team who provide specialist advice. Many people experience periods of time when they need a hand with […]