Start-Up Stirling is a registered charity serving Stirling in Central Scotland. The charity operates to assist and support families and individuals experiencing homelessness and financial hardship by providing home starter and well being packs, listening/befriending support and crisis food packs.
Many items which go into our packs are donated from individuals, community groups, local Churches, Schools and College, Voluntary Organisations, Businesses and Individuals. These items are checked, sorted and assembled into packs by our volunteers and distributed in partnership with a range of agencies. They reach and support vulnerable individuals and families who may find it difficult to cope with their current financial or housing difficulties.
We keep the project going financially in several ways. Donations from individuals and groups help to fund the purchased items we need for inclusion in our packs. We apply for other pots of funding to cover the costs of our premises, insurance, employment and running costs. For details of our funding and other useful information please access our latest Annual Report located in our Useful Documents section.
Thanks to Central FM listeners responding to our emergency appeal for food to supply next week’s Crisis Food Banks. As was outlined in the news, we are desperately in need of beans, tinned veg, cooking sauces, UHT milk, tinned desserts, toilet rolls and even Bags for Life. Please bring your goods to our store at Unit 9, 10 Munro Road, Springkerse Industrial Estate, or to any of our Donation Stations – at Sainsbury’s, the Yoga Tree in Stirling Arcade, Wallace House, TSB in Bridge of Allan or at Forth Valley college. Alternatively, financial donations can be made online here by following the links to Virgin Money, and we will use this to buy the foodstuffs needed. A huge thanks for your help, and please keep in touch!
Feedback from a selection of our recipients can be viewed by clicking on the link below:
To make a financial donation to support our work in the community, please click on the links below:
To find out what items to donate, please click on the link below:
To access our Useful Documents Section which includes our Membership Form, Constitution, Annual Report and other resources, please click on the link below:
An initiative of the Churches in Stirling.
Start-Up Stirling is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) SC 35477.
We provide basic items needed to set up home, supply food packs at a point of crisis and offer support for up to six weeks and offer befriending support for those who experiencing housing difficulties and finding it hard to cope. To find out more click on the Give or Get Support page.
Our Home Starter Packs consist of three large boxes of items which contain some of the most basic essential items for starting a new home. These items are both donated and purchased and are packed up by our volunteers and distributed through our partner agencies when someone is moving into their new or temporary accommodation.
Our referral systems ensure the help goes to those who need it most. If you are an existing or potential referrer, please read the information detailed here which explains how we work.