We rely on the generosity of others…

We rely on the generosity of others…


Cookers for Christmas 2020

Our annual Cookers for Christmas campaign comes during a time that should be filled with joy but as a result of the pandemic, many people have been left feeling stressed and anxious about what the coming months hold, especially the festive period.

This year has been particularly difficult for everyone and many people will be dreading Christmas approaching with many facing new financial challenges that they will never have experienced before. A cooker to make Christmas dinner with may now be a luxury that some people are unable to afford in the current climate. Our Cookers for Christmas campaign aims to help those who are struggling, by providing them with a cooker and other essential household white goods.

All donations help us to provide these essential items at such what should be a joyous time and we really appreciate your support. Any remaining funds from the campaign will be used to fund our essential starter packs to help those who have experienced poverty and homelessness across Edinburgh.

You can help to change not only a family's Christmas, but their lives.

Donate to Cookers for Christmas 2020


A new tenancy is a first step, an opportunity, but it is only a beginning. By supporting our work, you can help someone who has been homeless change their life.

Even a small donation will make a big difference - £5 will buy pots and pans to cook a hot meal; £12 enables us to offer a cooking class for 4 people giving them the skills and confidence to cook healthy meals; and £20 buys electrical Packs with toasters, lamps and kettles that give warmth, light and comfort - the list goes on…

You can make a one-off donation by clicking the button below, or you can contact our office 0131 476 7741 or admin@freshstartweb.org.uk Please also think about Regular Giving, this can be every month, or once a quarter or once a year, but knowing we have this regular income is a huge help to us. If you would like to know more, please give us a phone or an e-mail.

Thank you!

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Our Supporters

Fresh Start is grateful to all of our funders listed below for supporting the work that we do. We are also extremely grateful to all other organisations, trusts and individuals not listed below who donate very generously.

Adam Family Foundation

Agnes Hunter Trust

Albert Hunt Trust

Allchurches Trust


Barrack Trust

Beatrice Laing Trust

Cairn Energy Plc

Cala Homes

Church of Scotland – Go For It Fund

Clothworkers Foundation

Cramond FC

Dean Mission Fund


East Lothian Council

Edinburgh City Council ‘Gateway’ Project

Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership


Help the Homeless

Henry Smith

Hope Trust

Hymans Robertson

Investec Wealth & Investment Limited

Lindsays Charitable Trust

Lloyds Banking Group

Marsh Christian Trust

Martin Lewis Foundation

Metaswitch Networks


Murray Foundation

National Emergencies Trust

Neighbourly Community Fund

Places for People Foundation

Plum Trust

Port of Leith Housing Association

Queensberry House Charitable Trust


Richardson and Starling

Robertson Trust

Rotary Club of Edinburgh


Scottish Government Supporting Communities Fund

Scottish Government Food Fund

Scottish Government Investing in Communities Fund

Scott Moncrieff

Screwfix Foundation

Southall Trust

Strathmore Business Centre

Stewart Investors


Miss M E Swinton Paterson Trust