About The Tantum Trust
About This Shop
The Tantum Trust is the perfect community-based charity and yet is unique within the UK.
The charity gives out grants to families and individuals in need of urgent financial support. We only support families within a tight geographic area around our shops. A large part of this will be equipping households with essentials such as a cooker and fridge or carpeting for a child’s bedroom. We also support families with food vouchers. In a similar way to the food bank operation, we give out vouchers to enable us to buy fresh food or maybe nappies (something most food banks are unable to supply).
All applicants for grants will have been referred to the Charity by agencies such as the Citizens Advice Bureaux, and Home-Start of Housing Associations. Its small amounts of money can change people’s lives for the better; that’s what makes the charity so special.
We also operate a special fund to support community organisations such as Lunch Clubs, Sports Clubs, and Village Halls. We can do all this from the money raised by our shops.
Our charity shops play a vital role in raising funds and provide a link to our local community.
All our sales come from goods donated by the local community – we do not buy in anything. The local community then purchases these goods. The profit we make is then given back to vulnerable members of our community who are in need of financial support.
We ensure that our pricing supports our ethos of helping the community, so whilst it is fair we will always have goods that anyone could afford.
The Managers and volunteer teams at the Tantum Trust welcome you.