CityPlym Community SUpport Hub

by Students' Union in Plymouth, England, United Kingdom

CityPlym Community SUpport Hub

Total raised £3,693

raised so far



Our aim is to raise funds to support our CityPlym Community SUpport Hub initiative in association local community projects.

by Students' Union in Plymouth, England, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 18th December 2020 we'd raised £2,462 with 71 supporters in 66 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

 New stretch target

Provide additional help and support to our student and local community through the purchase of additional food products and equipment. We will also commit to assisting the Plymouth Food Action Network in the execution of their food collection and distribution service in support of local communities.

Our current initiative was launched in December 2019, in response to the needs of our student community. A group of Access to Higher Education students realised that a group of their peers were struggling financially and were often unable to afford basic food items. To address this issue they approached the students union for assistance in establishing a food bank, a project that has developed swiftly and supported many students, particularly during the lockdown period of COVID 19. In May 2022, due to the additinal services added (honelessness, personal hygiene, young parents, clothing) our initiative was relaunched as CityPlym Community SUpport Hub.


We have some amazingly generous students and staff that continue to donate food, clothing and other personal and houshold items on a regular basis, but feel our reach could be greater within the local community. Throughout this initiative we have worked alongside local community projects to promote our support services, which now include help for homeless students and those experiencing financial hardship. 


So, the journey so far has really shown how we as a College can step up and support our local communities in a time of need, above and beyond our normal day to day work. As you will know food banks and similar support hubs are continuing to see a rise in demand due to the financial hardships experienced by many and we anticipate that this is only going to get worse in the run up to Christmas.


Previous donations have allowed us to purchase a fridge and freezer, enabling us to provide fresh and frozen food items in addition to the ambient goods previously available.  Replenishment of stocks will be invaluable through this funding, as will greater capacity to provide additional support in the surrounding community, of which more than three-fifths of children in Plymouth wards are living in poverty  . This can only be achieved through the continued generosity of our staff, students, local community and generaous individual donations.


This project offered rewards

£100 or more

£100 Reward

All donations of £100 or over will receive a complimentary meal for 2 at our award winning Deli or Restaurant PL1

£20 or more

£20 Reward

All donations over £20 will be acknowledged on all of our Social Media platforms, unless wishing to remain anonymous.

£50 or more

£50 Reward

All donations over £50 will be acknowledged on a plaque, situated in the location of the new fridge and freezer ... donated by:

£75 or more

£75 Reward

All donations of £75 will receive a complimentary £20 voucher for treatment of your choice at our award winning, onsite, hair and beauty salon, STARS.

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