Fundraising:  Funding for SCAH comes from a number of sources: the churches, schools, organizations, trust fund grants, community grants and individuals. The average cost of a starter pack is currently around £225. The starter pack provides everyday, household goods which most of us take for granted, to people who, often with no resources, are seeking to build a home for themselves and their families. If you would like to discuss making a donation to SCAH's work in cash or in kind , please complete the email form below and press the 'Charity Development' button.
If, on the other hand, you would like to make a cash donation now, please press the 'CAF Donate' button below.
Donors: SCAH has an amazing group of donors, past and present, who are listed below. SCAH is very grateful for their generous contributions which fund SCAH's work with the homeless and disadvantaged in our society.
1. Churches:
  • Solihull Parish Churches - St. Alphege; St. Helen's, St. Michael's
  • Solihull United Reform Church (Christ Church) 
  • Solihull Methodist Church
  • Shirley Methodist Church
  • St. Augustine's Catholic Church
  • Solihull Christian Fellowship
  • Shirley Baptist Church
  • Churches together in Balsall and Berkswell
  •  Hampton-in-Arden Parish Church (St. Mary and St. Bartholomew) - ladies' breakfast
  • St. Mary's, Hobs Moat
  • St. Margaret's Church, Olton
  • Solihull Quakers meeting
  • The Renewal Christian Centre, Solihull.
  • St.Peter's, Bickenhill
  • Barston PCC
  • Elmdon Church
2. Community Groups:
  • Brueton Place - the homeowners
  • Dovehouse Court - the residents
  • St. Francis Court - knitters circle
  • Shirley Community Gospel Choir
  • Knowle and Dorridge Round Table.
  • Solihull School.
3. Companies:
  • Coventry Building Society (Solihull branch)
  • I.M.I. charity committee
  • PayPal giving fund
  • Morrisons (Sheldon branch)
  • NFU Mutual
  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • ASDA (Shirley branch)
  • Tesco
  • Marks and Spencer, Solihull
  • Goodman, Solihull
  • Arnold Clark Automobiles Ltd
4. Grant-making bodies: 
  • West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner's Community Initiative Fund 
  • West Midlands Combined Authority
  • Change into Action.
  • Heart of England Community Foundation - Solihull Wellbeing and Recovery Fund
  • Heart of England Community Foundation - Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire Fund
  • Heart of England Community Foundation - The Inclusive Communities Fund was inspired by the momentum generated by the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. It aims to strengthen the achievements prompted by the Games, offering community organisations access to new funding to make a difference for the people they work with. The Fund will serve as a catalyst to address inequalities, forge deeper connections between individuals and organisations, and continue the legacy of the Games. Grants are available for projects that contribute to the four core missions of bringing people together, improving health and well-being, helping the region to grow, and putting the region on the map. The fund encompasses three key themes: physical activity and sport, mental health and well-being, and arts, culture, and creativity. The Inclusive Communities Fund is made possible by the UK Government through the Department for Culture, Media, and Sport (DCMS). It will be overseen by the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) and administered by the Heart of England Community Foundation, the leading, independent, grant-making body in the West Midlands and Warwickshire. United By 2022, the Games' Official Legacy Charity, will partner with the Community Foundation to deliver community engagement activities and support organisations in successfully applying to the Fund.

    SCAH's application to the 'small grants' section of the fund was based on the concept that Starter Packs (SPs) help improve the mental well-being of the recipients (apart from removing a financial worry) and help them to start to re-build their lives from the difficult circumstances within which they find themselves. SCAH will monitor the outcomes of this grant (which will involve some small changes to the 'Request for Support' forms, available on the website) and SCAH estimates that the grant will cover c.80 SPs (of all 'shapes and sizes') - thus, at least 80 adults should be assisted (vs. 232 assisted with SP type help in 2023).

  • The Albert Hunt Trust
5. Last, but by no means least, our loyal and generous individual donors

1. NFU Mutual realized that their tea and coffee for the office had been 'over-ordered' during 'lock-down' ( with so much home-working) so, with the help of SCAH 'shopper' Paul (shown with Trustees Louise (centre) and David (right) in the photo below) the excess supplies were donated to SCAH and have been included, where required, in starter packs. During the past year NFU have continued to donate tea!

(Shirley branch) have very kindly donated duvets, pillows, dustpans and brushes and various other artefacts which go into making up 'Starter packs'. In April 2021 ASDA made a £750 grant 'in kind' to SCAH. ASDA Community Champion Janet is shown in the first photo below with the trolley loads of goods. In the second photo below Janet is shown with SCAH trustee, Louise, with all of the goods from the £750 'in kind' grant.


3. Morrisons (Sheldon Branch) allow SCAH their community discount on all starter pack goods. Shown in the photo below are the Community Champion Morrisons (Sheldon) together with Louise (SCAH Secretary and trustee) and David (SCAH Charity Development Officer and trustee).

4. SCAH trustee Louise receiving a shopping trolley full of starter pack goods, donated by Tesco, and handed over by Tesco Community Champion, Gillian.

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