New Hope is a local charity dependent upon the support of our local community.

There are many ways to give to our work, including setting up a regular standing order, giving items from our needs list, donating items to our charity shops and choosing to leave a gift to New Hope in your will.

Thank you for choosing to help New Hope prevent homelessness and transform lives.


Become a friend

Becoming a Friend of New Hope involves financially committing to donate a regular amount each month (typically via standing order). It also means having a direct influence on people's lives. These regular donations enable us to provide food, shelter and support to those who are homeless and at risk of homelessness in Watford. 

Even just a pound a month can make a difference. The commitment of donating a regular amount every month gives us the security to plan for the future with more certainty, especially as the number of rough sleepers in Watford continues to increase.

You can decide how much you give but here are some interesting comparisons:

  • £4.98 will provide one person with a hot meal, a shower, clean clothes and free access to laundry facilities.

  • £15.33 will pay for one person to attend a creative or gardening session at the Community Market Garden

  • £23.29 will provide one person with a bed and support for the night

You can sign up to be a Friend of New Hope online, or download a form to sign up offline, via the buttons below. 

Alternative Gifts

Do you struggle to think of ideas of birthday and Christmas presents? Why not give a New Hope Alternative Gift?

There are three options for alternative gift which help people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in Watford:

  • £4.98 will pay for one person to receive the essentials. This could include hot food, a shower, clean clothes and free access to laundry facilities.

  • £15.33 will pay for one person to attend one creative or gardening session at New Hope’s Community Market Garden.

  • £23.29 will pay for one person to have a bed and support for one night in our Assessment beds.

You can buy an alternative gift through our online store by clicking here


Single donations

If you would like to give a single donation, you can do so by clicking here. Alternatively, you can write a cheque made payable to 'New Hope' and send it to our Head Office (67 Queens Road, Watford, WD17 2QN).

As a supporter you will automatically receive two newsletters and an annual review per year. You may also receive our monthly e-news if you have shared your email address with us. We will not sell your information to any third parties.

Give items on our needs list

We have been on the receiving end of amazing generosity over the past couple of months and, as such, are not in need of non-perishable food or toiletries. We do, however, still have a need for new men's boxer shorts in medium and large sizes, socks, sleeping bags and warm jackets. If you can help with this please contact us on the information below.

Please call Sam Weightman 01923 227 132 or email if you would like further information about donating items.

Fresh food donations

We are regularly given fresh food by a number of organisations which usually meets the needs of our services. 

Please note that we are only able to accept gifts of fresh food (e.g. sandwiches) if a) the giver can show proof of compliance with food safety and hygiene guidelines by submitting copies of relevant training certificates and b) we have a few days' notice so that we can plan our menus accordingly.  

If you would like to speak to someone about donating food, please call the Fundraising and Communications team on 01923 227 132 rather than contacting our services directly.

Shop donations

If you would like to offer us saleable items, for us to generate money through our charity shops, please drop items into one of our shops or for more information on larger items, including collections, please call the Watford shop on 01923 236 698.

Leave a legacy

A gift in your will to New Hope will help us to sustain and develop our many services and projects with those who are homeless in Watford.

Please ensure that any family and loved ones are provided for and then consider leaving a gift to help some of the most vulnerable in our community. Making a will, or adding a codicil (an additional instruction), is quite straightforward.

You do not have to be wealthy to leave a lasting legacy. Every gift to New Hope –  however large or small – will help bring hope to those who are homeless.

We recommend that you talk to a solicitor to ensure that your will is legally correct and that your wishes are clear. We are able to recommend local solicitors to you, should you require this help.

You may also find the following links helpful - Making a Will (The Law Society) and How to leave a gift to charity (Remember a charity).

For more information, call us on 01923 227 132.

Recycle 4 Charity

Recycle your inkjet cartridges and old mobile phones to raise money for New Hope. Just drop them into any of our shops. It's a great and easy way to raise money for us whilst also protecting the environment! We use a company called Recycle4Charity.


Raise money as you shop

You can also money for New Hope whilst you shop online with The Giving Machine! Sign up free and choose New Hope as your chosen cause. You generate commissions by shopping online (The Giving Machine work with over 1,500 retailers including Amazon,, John Lewis, eBay, Sainsbury’s and Next). Your commissions will then be generated into donations for New Hope. It's a completely free way of raising money!