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Hello everyone,

I live in the UK, and I'm a youth worker for my local council. In my youth club we don't get to do a lot of things because we just haven't got the budget. I want to change this so the young people can get more out of the youth club. It would be nice to do more stuff with them like cook more without worrying about the budget like we do now.

I just want to know, how do I go about contacting Tesco, Asda or places like that for food donations for youth club? Should I email or write them a letter? And what do I say to them? Also are they likely to make donations do you think?

Also do I need to tell my employer about this, I was hoping to do it as a surprise perhaps?



Thank you for all of your help and advice everyone, I am very grateful.
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To ask for donations you must be a registered charity, so is it?
You use letter headed paper, singed by a Management committee member
and quote your Charitable Registration number
You will find the big stores already have chosen charities
I've replied to your questions before can can't understand why you don't approach the council
As I work in the voluntary sector and the council provide grants for equipment and a lot more
but again you need to be a charity
you can also apply for lottery funding, if you are a registered charity
or why not, as I suggested before , don't you do some fundraising

(Work for a UK charity)
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you need to bring the matter up with your employer before you do anything you must have official backing to undertake anything on their behalf
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