We like to think of ourselves as a community based project, as well as a charity because our community is at the heart of everything we do. Our main aims as a charity are to help those in need furnish their homes, and to reduce landfill by ensuring high-quality reusable furniture gets rehomed.
What We Do?
We are a self-funded community project and registered charity based in Guildford. Selling pre-loved high-quality furniture, bric a brac, white goods and small electrical appliances in addition to a variety of new goods. We sell mainly from our 3,000 square foot warehouse that is split across two levels (based in Guildford), but we do also have an online eBay store too which is filled with high-quality pre-loved items and furniture that has been donated to us directly from high end retailers.
As well as all the amazing things listed above, we also offer skill training and provide a secure and safe working environment to those seeking to re-enter the job market and or undertake community service through the mechanism of; work trials, work placements, work experience, volunteer programmes and training programmes. We work closely with our local probation office, and have previously worked with those on day-release from Coldingley Prison. - this has been a massive source of help for us and we couldn't function without them.
History & Staff
We started out our journey as part of GAF (Guildford Action for Families) however, we seperated and became an indeoendent social enterprise back in 2010. We try our absolutely hardest here at Furniturelink to support ourselves as much as possible by making our project open to all, every penny we make from the sales of donated furniture and from income generated by the services that we provide goes towards running costs - however, we hope that in the near future we can raise enough money through your kind donations to our FL fund to enable us to give those in desperate need fully funded (free) furniture where possible.
The amount we raise doesn't always cover the additional things that we need to keep running and in the past have applied and recieved funsing for; moving costs, software and a new van.
As a charity we do not discriminate and employ or accept volunteers from all areas of life, many of whom come to us with limited skill sets. We have in fact previously employed staff who where ex-offenders, long-term unemployed, a volunteering with low confidence and social skills and people whom have come to us on placement schemes via the Job Centre.