Find free or cheap furniture

Furniture projects and charities can provide free or low cost second hand furniture and electrical and household items for people on low incomes or benefits. In some circumstances, you might be able to apply to the Discretionary Assistance Fund for a grant.

Furniture projects

Furniture projects provide good quality free or low cost second-hand furniture and other household items for people on low incomes.

They also provide safety-tested electrical appliances such as fridges and washing machines.

Many furniture projects can only help if you claim benefits or have a low income.

Furniture projects may help you if you are:

  • homeless and being rehoused
  • moving on from a hostel or supported housing
  • struggling with money and can’t afford essentials for your home.

You may have to ask an advice centre, a charity or a community group to refer you to a furniture project.

Furniture projects are usually able to deliver to your home. You may have to pay a small amount to cover delivery costs.

How do I find a furniture project or charity?

You can find a furniture project or charity in your area by using the Re-use Network search tool below. Just enter your postcode and it will tell you about centres and projects local to you. You can also search for specific items.

Freecycle

Use Freecycle to find people in your local area who are selling or giving away their unwanted items. Just click on your area to see what is available in your area.

Discretionary Assistance Fund

In Wales, as a last resort, you might be able to get a grant from the Discretionary Assistance Fund (DAF). A grant could be used to buy certain electrical white goods, such as fridges and cookers, in addition to household items such as beds, bedding, curtains and kitchen items. Grants do not need to be paid back.

For more information on the DAF see our page on cash in a crisis.

We are sorry that we cannot provide this information in Welsh, however if you would like to speak to an adviser in Welsh please contact 0345 075 5005.

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This page was last updated on: September 5, 2018

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