Pay it Forward Voucher Scheme

Help an organisation or person in need buy essentials

The Pay it Forward Voucher Scheme CIO a volunteer run not-for-profit registered organisation. Partnered with organisations as well as supporting people directly. We help the homeless/vulnerably housed/single parents/young people of any ethnicity.
raised of £500 target
by 8 supporters
RCN 1196690


I started the scheme 4 years ago (pre-covid) after I saw a homeless person sitting in a doorway with a hot drink and I wanted to help them at some point but not then as they already had a drink. So I came up with the pay it forward voucher scheme. It started off just been sold in independent shops in Cambridge, then the city council started funding them. Then Covid hit and it all stopped.

Near the end of the lockdown I came across (they supply vouchers for high street shops such as primark, aldi, costa. I then applied for a grant from Arnold Clark Foundation and it was successful. I have partnered with various organisations such as Wintercomfort, CHS, Bundles that love, Caring for Cambridgeshire Homeless, Leicestershire Cares amongst others and they refer their clients (single parents, young people escaping homelessness by moving to supported housing, those temporary housed, homeless, etc) to the scheme. The grant has now run out and I can only operate through donations at present.

Vouchers given directly to people in need are upto £10 and for supported organisations can go upto £30.

Requests are made via a form, forms direct from people in need are double checked for authenticity. Organisations have to log in. Vouchers are sent by email, text or both.

Please consider either making a regular monthly donation, but one offs are also valued.

100% goes to the voucher.

Facebook: @PIFgiftvouchers

Twitter: @PIFgiftvouchers

Instagram: @pifgiftvoucfor



About the charity

The scheme has been created to let people in need buy essentials such as food, groceries, household items, toiletries, children's and pet items and non-alcoholic drink. The vouchers can be given to supported organisations who will allocate them; I can pass them on directly via an email or mobile

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