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The Arches charitable donations delivery

Making a donation to The Arches

We aim to meet people’s urgent practical needs

We aim to provide furniture, household goods, clothing and baby equipment, and emergency food for those in need in Nottingham. In the last year, we’ve seen and supported over 2,700 visitors and we’ve delivered over 3,200 items free of charge, travelling over 6,500 miles across Nottinghamshire.

Practical donations

For us to continue to meet the practical needs of our visitors, we rely on charitable donations of furniture, household items, clothing and baby equipment.

A large portion of our charitable donations come from Trent Vineyard church members and the public, occasionally supplemented through our partnerships with other organisations like universities, local councils and businesses.

High quality, luxury and designer items

Sometimes we receive high quality, luxury and designer charitabledonations that we sell via Arches Attic, online, offsite or at auction. This helps us to generate funds we can re-invest into The Arches and buy essential furniture, clothing or household items to meet the needs of our visitors.

Dropping off your donations

You can drop off your donations during our opening hours on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays between 10am and 12:30pm.

How to find us

Collecting your donations

We can collect larger donations if you’re within our collection area. Our vans are usually booked 1 to 3 weeks in advance. Give us a call on 0115 9508774 during our opening hours.

The type of donations we accept

We’re always grateful for charitable donations in good condition, items you’d give to a friend. Below we've listed some of the items we can accept. For more information, get in touch.


  • We accept

    • Single and double beds and frames
    • 2 seater sofas (max 2 metres in length)
    • Single wardrobes
    • Dining tables and chairs
    • Chests of drawers
    • Cots and baby equipment
  • We do not accept

    • Garden furniture
    • Office furniture
    • Wall mounted units
    • Wall units
    • Wardrobes other than singles
    • 3-seater sofas or larger


  • We accept

    • Flat screen TVs
    • White goods (fridges, freezers, washing machines and dryers)
    • Microwaves
    • Heaters
    • Toasters
    • Kettles
    • Irons
  • We do not accept

    • Hi-fi systems
    • Office equipment
    • Garden tools
    • Electrical beauty items
    • Non-essential electrical kitchen items like food processors or mixers


  • We do not accept

    • Bric-a-brac
    • Books
    • Garden toys and non-electrical tools
The Arches warehouse shop floor

"The Arches provides essential help for individuals and families who feel helpless due to their circumstances with needs they simply cannot meet themselves. They’ve helped people make a fresh start and struggling parents to better meet the needs of their children."

Nottingham City Council, Children and Families Social Worker