Our Big Give Christmas Challenge appeal – donate to Cardboard Citizens and see it double this week only!

Thank you for your interest in donating to Cardboard Citizens. From 28 November until 5 December, donations to Citz made via our Big Give Christmas Challenge page  will be matched, pound for pound. If you would like to make a donation to us this week, we would be grateful if you could do so via our Big Give page, rather than via the usual method below, so that your donation will go twice as far! You can donate to our Big Give Christmas Challenge appeal here: https://donate.biggive.org/campaign/a056900002RXtOFAA1

Our online campaign target is £75,000, meaning that we need to raise £37,500 in donations from supporters like you, which will then be doubled by generous match funders. Donations will be directed to the area of greatest need for Cardboard Citizens. Reaching our target will provide us with the funding we need to complete our programme of creative workshops, training, artistic work and wellbeing support for and with people experiencing homelessness, poverty and inequity this year.

If you have any questions about our appeal or how to donate, please email Head of Development, Leone Richmond, at leone@cardboardcitizens.org.uk. Thank you!



In typical Cardboard Citizens fashion, we like to do things a little differently. That means when you donate to Citz or become a Friend, we ensure every penny goes to support those who need it the most.

We’ll keep in touch with all of our Friends over the year, ensuring you receive updates of what our Members are getting up to, as well as news about our wider programmes. And it would be rude not to throw in a surprise now and again…

You can become a Friend from as little as £5 per month (less than two coffees, with an even warmer fuzzy feeling!). Do get in touch if you’d like to find out more, or you can sign up below.


For £5 per month or £60 a year, you can become a Pal.

£60 could fund a one-to-one Information, Advice and Guidance session for one of our Members with our trained team – critical for those with significant support needs and nowhere else to turn.


For £25 per month or £300 a year, you’ll become a Citz Buddy.

£300 could fund travel and food expenses for a group of 30 Members taking part in a training or workshop session.


Commit to £50 a month or £600 a year to be our Sidekick.

£600 could support four Members to achieve a PEARL employability qualification; crucial for taking the steps towards future employment, education or training.


For £85 per month or £1,000 a year, you’ll earn Soulmate status.

£1,000 could fund five workshop sessions with an external artist, enabling our Members to explore their stories through theatre and the arts.

All Friends’ donations will support the areas of our work where they are most needed. If you would like more information on how to become a Friend of Citz, please contact us by emailing supportus@cardboardcitizens.org.uk and we will be in touch shortly.