Serving the Homeless Community

365 Days a Year • Crawley West Sussex

Tuesday • Thursday • Saturday • Sunday
7:00pm to 8:30pm • Full Service
Opposite Paddy Power • The Broadway
Hot Food • Hot & Cold Drinks • Free Shop • Take Away Cold Meals • Clothes • Toiletries

Monday • Wednesday • Friday
7:00pm to 8:00pm • Cold Meal Service
Opposite Paddy Power • The Broadway
Cold Meals • Cold Drinks


Meals Per Year


Drinks Per Year


Groceries Per Year

About Us

We are a small local charity that serves the homeless community. We operate in Crawley, West Sussex and we are entirely run by volunteers. Our primary focus is rough sleepers/street homeless, closely followed by temporarily housed and hidden homeless. We serve our guests a free hot meal and give them some of the essential items they need to get by. We regularly have paramedics attending to give advice and carry out basic health checks. Another incredibly important aspect is taking the time to talk to them and reducing the social isolation they endure. We give them respect and compassion, friendship and hope, no matter what their circumstances may be or what problems they may have, they are always welcomed at Giving Back Crawley.
We are a registered charity, number 1178136 and our official charitable objects are;
For the public benefit, to relieve the effects of poverty in the Crawley area, in particular, but not exclusively amongst those who are homeless by supplying them with food, goods and services.

What We Do

Food & Drink

We serve all of our guests a free meal and drinks. For those that are sleeping rough, we give them another meal to take away. We also have a free shop with various grocery items for any of our guests to take.


We take donated clothing and distribute to our guests. Most don’t have the luxury of wardrobes or washing machines, so we enable them to get a fresh set of clothing.


We provide sleeping bags and camping mats to our rough sleepers. Sleeping rough is already pretty horrible but without any bedding it’s unbearable.


We give our guests wellbeing items including baby wipes, deodorant, hand sanitiser, lip balm, mouthwash (alcohol-free), plasters, sanitary products, tissues and toilet roll. We also have paramedics attending regularly for health checks.


We can’t provide all of the specialist support that our guests need. We discuss their challenges with them, suggest organisations that can help and encourage them to engage with them.


Above all, we care. We take the time to talk to our guests, help where we can and do everything possible to bring a little joy to everyone who visits us.

Help Us

That sleeping bag you no longer use or little things like baby wipes, chapsticks or mouthwash can make daily life a little more bearable for someone sleeping on the streets. Money donations help us fund all of our services or maybe you have some spare time and some skills that could benefit us? Perhaps you could consider fundraising for us or even volunteering?

Donate Goods We Need

Sleeping Bags (Good Condition, Second Hand)

Best Buys We've Found

Apples• Aldi • £0.69 (6)
Coffee • Asda Smartprice • £0.74 (100g)
Crisps • Aldi Snackrite • £2.49 (30 packs)
Hot Chocolate • Asda Smartprice • £0.70 (400g)
Longlife Milk • Aldi • £0.55 (Litre)
Sugar • Asda • £3.14 (5kg)
Water • Aldi • £1.49 (12 x 500ml)


Please let us know if you find anywhere cheaper!

We Don’t Need Right Now
Hot Chocolate
Longlife Milk
Baby Wipes
Deodorants (Roll On)
Mouthwash (Alcohol Free)
Toilet Rolls

We Cannot Use
Any Clothing Not Listed
Duvet Covers

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2018/19 Full Year Income

  • Money £27,585
  • Gift Aid £2,066
  • Goods Sold £50
  • Equipment £1,328
  • Services £284
  • Catering £7,903
  • Bedding £589
  • Volunteer Time £51,480

2018/19 Full Year Expenditure

  • Support Costs £505
  • Memberships £87
  • Bank Charges £20
  • Equipment £1,389
  • Computer Software £151
  • Building £1,700
  • Catering £8,107
  • Bedding £559
  • Volunteer Time £51,480


Total Income (Cash & Goods)


Total Expenditure (Cash & Goods)


Total Balance (Cash & Goods)

Our financial year runs from 1st May to 30th April each year.
Income and expenditure figures include both money and goods values.
All figures are rounded to the nearest pound.
Bedding = Sleeping bags & camping mats etc.
Catering = Food, drink, plates, plastic cutlery, take away boxes, cups etc.
Support Costs = Insurance & DBS Checks.
Memberships = Homeless Link.
Building = Hire of buildings.

We also receive regular donations of short-dated food produce, clothing, toiletries and various other items. It is not possible to reliably value these items so they are not included in the above figures.

Financial Facts:
100% of donations will go on charitable activities.
We do not spend any money on fundraising.
We do not spend any money on advertising.
None of our trustees or volunteers is paid in any way.
None of our trustees or volunteers can claim any expenses.
We do not receive any government funding.
We do not receive any grants.
Volunteer clothing is paid for by the volunteers.
Volunteer drinks do not come from donations.

We are fanatical about financial transparency so please don’t hesitate to ask if there is anything you would like to know.

The Team

Sean Towers
Sean Towers • Trustee • Honorary Chairman

We operate at the sharp end of the poverty problem, often dealing with people who have nothing more than the clothes they’re wearing. I’m a hands-on volunteer, so I get to see for myself just how much difference we make to some much less fortunate people. The things most of us take for granted are beyond the dreams of many of the people we serve. We constantly review every aspect of our service so that we can continuously improve and evolve.

Joe Dines
Joe Dines • Trustee • Honorary Vice-Chair

Being a part of Giving Back Crawley is an absolute honour. The charity strives to support homeless members of our community who are vulnerable and in need. Every member of the GBC team gives not only their time but their love and compassion to the charity and its guests. Together we are an eclectic, joyful and often chaotic family and they have taught me so much about life and the sort of person that I want to be.

Kamal Vasdev
Kamal Vasdev • Trustee • Honorary Secretary

Volunteering has opened my eyes to the different types of homelessness that exist and the day to day problems experienced by those who fall within those types of homelessness. It’s a harsh reminder of how we can often take what we have in life for granted. Having witnessed what a difference we’ve been able to make to the lives of so many, I’m delighted to now have the opportunity, to work with the other Trustees to contribute towards and help shape the future development of GBC.

Full Service
Volunteer Team
Alison C
Chris F
Craig M
Laura M
Linda D
Ray S
Sue F
Tammy L
Tracey B
Vicky J
Full Service
Volunteer Team
Crinnan G
Emma H-S
Jaine L
Jane C
John M
Kate M
Katie M
Mervyn T
Full Service
Volunteer Team
Avis W-P
Danielle W
Jacqui W
Kirsty M
Michelle D
Sajid K
Vivien M
Full Service
Volunteer Team
Anthony J
Chris N
Daniel W
Donald M
Laura K
Lyndsay J
Natalie M
Sebastian G
Cold Meal Service
Volunteer Team
Craig M
Karl B
Cold Meal Service
Volunteer Team
Anjoom M
Fay L
Cold Meal Service
Volunteer Team
Donald M
Mervyn T
Natalie M

Find Us


Tuesday • Thursday • Saturday • Sunday
7pm to 8:30pm • Full Service
Opposite Paddy Power • The Broadway

All Guests
Hot Food • Hot & Cold Drinks • Free Grocery Shop • Sandwiches • Savoury Bakes • Sweet Treats

Rough Sleepers Only
Clothing • Wellbeing Items • Bedding

Monday • Wednesday • Friday
7pm to 8pm • Cold Food Service
Opposite Paddy Power • The Broadway

All Guests
Sandwiches • Savoury Bakes • Sweet Treats • Cold Drinks

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Sean Towers
Trustee • Honorary Chairman
07533 994475


Joe Dines
Trustee • Honorary Vice-Chair
07814 171796


Kamal Vasdev
Trustee • Honorary Secretary
07983 607791

Registered Office Address:
Flat 39 Tomlin Court
Commonwealth Drive
West Sussex
RH10 1AH

Registered Charity Number 1178136

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