Give Money

Without the generosity of people like you, our work would not be possible. Here are just a few examples of how your support can help:

  • £3 could pay to provide a meal for an individual in crisis.
  • £10 could pay for our fresh food vouchers which are added to our emergency foodbags
  • £27 could pay to provide an emergency foodbag for someone in crisis for 3 days

Regular giving helps us remain sustainable and able to plan into the future. You can help by donating a Meal-A-Month!

Make a one off donation online

Donate using any of our online pages. Dont forget to tick Gift Aid if you are eligible so that we get 25% more!


Donate by post

Send a cheque along with a completed gift aid form to:

 Nourish Community Foodbank Ltd.
c/o YMCA Warehouse,
14 - 18 Goods Station Road,
Tunbridge Wells,Kent
TN1 2BL.

  Please make cheques payable to Nourish Community Foodbank Ltd

Make a regular donation online

Set up a regular donation and help us become a more sustainable charity. Regular gifts enable us to plan for the future and ensure money is available where it is needed most. They mean a consistent, predictable income, so that we can plan and budget better, and therefore be more efficient.

Set up a Direct Debit using CAF or LocalGiving or simply use VirginMoneyGiving to donate regularly by card. Dont forget to tick Gift Aid if you are eligible so that we get 25% more!

Set up a Direct Debit


Set up a standing order

Send a completed standing order form to:
Nourish Community Foodbank Ltd.
c/o YMCA Warehouse,
14 - 18 Goods Station Road,
Tunbridge Wells,Kent
TN1 2BL.

Give regularly by card


What is the difference between a Direct Debit and a Standing Order?

A Standing Order is a regular payment which is set up by an individual to pay other people or organisations. Only you can amend or cancel the payment.
A Direct Debit is a regular payment set up by the organisation to which you are making the payment. Direct Debits involve less administration for us and offer the flexibility to amend the value of your gift over the phone as you are not required to fill in a new form. Direct Debits provide consumers with more protection as you are covered by the Direct Debit Guarantee.
The Direct Debit Guarantee
The guarantee is offered by all banks and building societies that accept instructions to pay Direct Debits.

If there are any changes to the amount, date or frequency of your Direct Debit, Nourish Community Foodbank will notify you (normally 10 working days) in advance of your account being debited or as otherwise agreed. If you request Nourish Community Foodbank to collect a payment, confirmation of the amount and date will be given to you at the time of the request.

If an error is made in the payment of your Direct Debit by Nourish Community Foodbank or by your bank or building society, you are entitled to a full and immediate refund of the amount paid from your bank or building society. If you receive a refund you are not entitled to, you must pay it back when Nourish Community Foodbank makes this request.

You can cancel a Direct Debit at any time by simply contacting your bank or building society. Written confirmation may be required. Please also notify Nourish Community Foodbank.

Donate by text

Terms and conditions

Text donation is an easy way to give. If a service is advertised as a text donation service then the money is taken from your mobile phone account or pre-pay balance and paid to us by your network provider.

Nourish Community Foodbank will receive 100% of your text donation. You may also be charged for one text message each time you text us at your network provider rates. The charge will show on your bill.

Please ensure you spell the SMS keyword (FOOD35 £x) carefully, and that you enter the correct shortcode (such as 70070).Always get the bill payer's permission. You must be 16 years or over to send a text donation.

Shortly after your text donation you will receive a 'thank you' text message from Nourish Community Foodbank as an acknowledgement of your gift.

Nourish Community Foodbank cannot accept any responsibility whatsoever for any technical failure or malfunction or any other problem with any mobile telephone network or line, system, server, mobile provider or otherwise which may result in any text being lost or not properly received.

Your donation may be eligible for Gift Aid. We may contact you on the mobile number you used to give you the opportunity to add Gift Aid to your donation. If we send you a link to a page where you can submit your details then, as with any mobile browsing, you may incur charges from your network provider.

If you access the Internet from a mobile phone you may incur data charges. Please ensure that the connection you use is secure and take reasonable security precautions when clicking any URL or filling in any mobile web form that we might send to you.

Please don't try to donate using this number from outside of the UK. If you donate using this service from a UK mobile outside England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, you may incur additional network charges.

Payroll Giving

Payroll Giving, also known as ‘give as you earn’ or ‘workplace giving’, is a quick, easy and tax efficient way for both employees and employers to support the work we do helping people in crisis.

It enables you to give to Nourish Community Foodbank straight from your gross salary (before tax is deducted) giving immediate tax relief on your donations.

Anyone whose pay is taxed through PAYE can donate through Payroll Giving.

Because the donation is taken from your gross pay, every pound you give will only cost you 80p, or only 60p if you are a higher rate tax payer.

It is more efficient for higher rate taxpayers to donate through Payroll Giving than Gift Aid as charities are unable to claim back tax above the basic rate through the Gift Aid scheme. The Income Tax applicable to the donation is paid to Nourish instead of the Inland Revenue.

Make a donation

Check with your HR department to make sure that your company offers Payroll Giving. If they do, they will arrange your donation through your salary for you.

If your circumstances change and you no longer wish to donation simply tell your employer. If you change your job, you donations will not be transferred to your new employer, you will need to start a new Payroll Giving scheme.

You choose an amount you’d like to donate and each payday we receive your gift automatically direct from your salary. We answer some of the common questions that you may have about donating to Nourish through Payroll Giving below.

What are the benefits for employers?

Setting up a Payroll Giving scheme is a great way for companies to show commitment to the causes their staff care about. Payroll Giving also helps charities such as Nourish continue their services with reliable, regular income.

It is quick to set up and administer, and in the UK over 10,000 employers operate the scheme.

Payroll Giving FAQs

Can I give to more than one charity?

Yes, you can donate to as many causes as you like as long as they are charities registered in the UK.

Is there a minimum donation?

No, there is no upper or lower limit. However, we recommend that you give at least £5 per month.

When will my first donation be deducted?

Your first Payroll Giving contribution is made on your next pay day. However, if you are signing up towards the end of the month – after your employer’s payroll has been processed – your first contribution will be made the following pay day.

How is Payroll Giving different to donating via Direct Debit (and including Gift Aid)?

Payroll Giving is taken straight from your gross (pre-tax) pay so there is no need for us to claim any tax back through Gift Aid, which saves us additional admin costs. If you are a 40% or 45% taxpayer, Payroll Giving is the only way we can automatically receive all your tax on a donation.

Can I stop giving when I want?

Yes. All you have to do to stop or change your donation is to directly notify your payroll department.

What happens to my Payroll Giving Donation when I leave this job?

Your Payroll Giving donation automatically stops when you leave your job. It's easy to start giving through the scheme again. Simply contact the payroll department at your new workplace.

Is there an administration fee?

Yes, but only a small one. Your employer will use a Payroll Giving Agent (like a charity bank) to distribute the donations that you and your colleagues make. The Payroll Giving Agents are charities that need to make a small charge to cover their operating costs. Some employers pay this fee on your behalf so we receive your full donation.

If your employer doesn’t pay the fee, the Payroll Giving Agent will deduct it from your donation before passing it on to us. This will be between 2% and 4%. This compares favourably against the admin costs of claiming Gift Aid on a Direct Debit donation.

How do I know that you have received my donation?

Your donation is very important to us and we will write to thank you. We may also send you updates on our work if you have indicated that you are happy to receive these. You will know the deduction has started as it will appear on your payslip.

I pay higher rate tax at 40% or 45%. How does this affect my donation?

You will receive tax relief at the highest rate of tax you pay.

Do I need to Gift Aid my donation?

Payroll Giving is taken straight from your gross (pre-tax) pay so there is no need for us to choose to claim the tax back through Gift Aid – saving us admin costs.

If you are a 40% or 45% taxpayer, Payroll Giving is the only way we can automatically receive all your tax on a donation.

Can I still give through my pension?

Yes. If you receive an occupational pension and your pension provider deducts tax through the PAYE system, you are still eligible for the scheme. Simply ask your occupational pension provider to make a donation from your pension before tax has been deducted.

What should I do if my employer doesn’t currently have a scheme?

If you aren’t sure that they do, email us and we will let you know if they don’t and perhaps we can suggest to them that they introduce one.


Donate by selling on ebay

Save us as your favourite charity and donate a percentage of the final selling price to us

Donate when you shop online

You are also able to raise money for Nourish whenever you're shopping on line - and at no cost to yourself!


Play Hive lottery

Hive Lottery is a weekly community lottery brought to you by Tonbridge and Malling Borough council. It provides a simple way for good causes to raise funds.

When you buy a ticket for £1 you are entered into a draw to win cash prize of up to £25,000

50p of every £1 you play is guaranteed to go straight towards Nourish Community Foodbank's vital work. A further 18p will go towards other local good causes.


Match 6 numbers and win £25,000
Match 5 numbers and win £1,000
Match 4 numbers and win £100
Match 3 numbers and win £10

PLUS every month there’s a second chance to win £25,000, and if you win then the good cause you played for gets £25,000 too!* Every month you will also be entered into a bonus draw to win a special prize - currently a UK short break for two!

How to enter

You can enter as many times as you like for only £1 per entry online here

Please make sure you read all the terms and conditions on the Hive Lottery website before you play.


To donate online please do so using the Paypal button below.