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The Hygiene Bank Swansea

Funded on Spacehive 10 December 2021 Delivered 31 December 2022

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The Hygiene Bank Swansea

The Hygiene Bank Swansea

The Hygiene Bank Swansea By The Hygiene Bank Swansea

We work with the local community to give access to hygiene essentials to those of us who have been swept into poverty and are struggling to keep clean.

Swansea Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 10 Dec 2021!

At The Hygiene Bank Swansea, essential hygiene products are donated, collected, sorted and distributed to a network of community partners - a mix of organisations, charities and schools - who support those of us pulled into poverty. Supporting The Hygiene Bank is a simple way to help not just one organisation, but multiple grassroots initiatives across the UK tackling a wide range of issues from poverty to domestic abuse and disability. As a new Hygiene Bank in Swansea, we are looking for funding to rent a larger storage unit, including facilities such as shelving and stacking boxes, in order to be able to receive larger donations from big brands such as Boots, Nivea and Unilever. Currently we are only able to accept small donations, so this limits the amount of people in the Swansea community that we can help out. If we were to have a large storage unit we could accept many more products, which could benefit many more people who have been swept into poverty in Swansea.

What we'll deliver:

  • We will rent a large storage unit in Swansea for 12 months
  • We will set the storage unit up with shelving and storage boxes for ease of storage
  • We will ensure a safe volunteering environment with training and correct conditions
  • We will distribute good quality hygiene products to individuals, families, schools and organisations

Why it's a great idea:

With the facilities to accept larger donations we can provide more support to those experiencing poverty in Swansea. We can help more school children feel happier and more confident, and less likely to be bullied due to body odour. We can provide hairbrushes and toothbrushes, to prevent children going to school with matted hair or bad breath, because there is only one hairbrush or toothbrush in the household and there's no time for everyone to use it. We can provide washing powder for families to be able to launder clothes, school uniforms and muddy sports kits when needed. We can reduce the stigma often experienced by many for living in a dirty home, when families and individuals can't afford the cost of household cleaning products because they have to put food on the table. We can increase the self-worth of many who have been swept into poverty. And finally, we can give local people wanting to help tackle hygiene poverty the chance to make a difference in their local community.

Steps to get it done:

  • To have rented a large storage unit within Swansea for 12 months
  • To have set up the unit for safely receiving larger product donations
  • To have promoted the hygiene bank at community events using the roll up banners
  • To have provided more Swansea communities with hygiene products
  • To have recruited more volunteers
  • To have all volunteers trained in manual handling
  • To have received large bulk deliveries of hygiene products

What will support be used for? A larger storage space: we currently work out of a small room kindly donated to us, however as we are growing the room is becoming too small for us and we are unable to receive larger donations by the pallet load, from our partners such as Boots. We therefore need a larger space to work more efficiently, effectively and safely. Marketing materials: To date we have fundraised our first £270 to purchase a range of resources to get us going, however we need more promotional materials, such as banners, flyers and t-shirts, to raise awareness of our project and promote our work in and around Swansea. Volunteer training: our volunteers work very hard moving boxes, making up hygiene packs and distributing them to those in need, so manual handling training is vital to maintain their health and safety.


Location Swansea

About the space

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City and County of Swansea Council

How will the money be spent?Total £7,045

Storage unit rental for1 year, plus insurance and pad lock - £3,751 (53%)
Hygiene products - £1,200 (17%)
Hygiene products - £530 (8%)
3 x 4 tier galvanised shelving 1600x600x1800 - £450 (6%)
Body products - £160 (2%)
Moisturisers - £150 (2%)
stacking pick bins 5 pack x 3 - £130 (2%)
HSQE Manual handling training for 8 people - £86 (1%)
folding platform trolley - £80 (1%)
solopress Hygiene bank promotional roll up banners x 2 - £73 (1%)
Other - £435 (6%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Storage unit rental for1 year, plus insurance and pad lock
Hygiene products
Hygiene products
3 x 4 tier galvanised shelving 1600x600x1800
Body products
stacking pick bins 5 pack x 3
HSQE Manual handling training for 8 people
folding platform trolley
solopress Hygiene bank promotional roll up banners x 2
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • heavy duty digital scales
  • VAT
  • 6ft heavy duty folding table
  • Transaction Fees
  • packing tape and dispenser
  • safety knives for opening boxes


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

Total £7,045

Our Volunteer List

We're currently looking for people to offer skills and time to develop our project! Check out the list of what we need below and then use the 'Volunteer' button to the right to get involved.
  • Help with social media, marketing and publicity would be very welcome and appreciated, in addition to support from local businesses who would like to have a products drop off point for one of our yellow bins

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