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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, 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: sorry, we aren't able to accept donations whilst closed.

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

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

Donating to our shop, The Attic: sorry, The Attic is currently closed.

If you have donations of vintage and retro homewares and furniture, or designer clothes and accessories please donate them to The Attic during our opening times. Sales from The Attic generate funds that we re-invest into The Arches and buy essential furniture or household items to meet the needs of our visitors.

Dropping off your donations: sorry, we aren't able to accept donations whilst we are closed.

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: sorry, we aren't collecting at the moment.

We can sometimes 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 donations in good condition, items you’d give to a friend. Below we've listed 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 accept

    • Cutlery and kitchen utensils
    • Bedding: single and double
    • Bowls, plates and mugs
    • Irons and ironing boards
    • Kettles
    • Microwaves
    • Saucepans, pots and frying pans
    • Slow cookers
    • Toasters
    • Towels
    • Curtains
  • We do not accept

    • Deep fat fryers
    • Tea sets
    • Vegetable steamers
    • Wine and beer glasses


  • We do not accept

    • Adult Clothing
    • Bric-a-brac
    • Books
    • Garden toys and non-electrical tools
    • Puzzles, games and toys
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