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A Christmas Appeal to Donate Money to New Start Highland
With poverty levels and fuel costs rising in the Highlands, a cash donation can help us support more people in the Highlands who are experiencing crisis.

Winter sees many people struggling to keep warm and feed themselves. This Christmas, New Start Highland is asking the Highland community to give money so that we have the necessary funds to help families through the colder months.
Your donations of household items are always invaluable, but we can’t always rely on the number of cookers, duvets or heaters needed to deliver hot food and warmth to everyone who needs them. Cash donations help us fill in the gaps, so that if our warehouses run low on essentials, nobody needs to go without.

It’s easy to give!
Please click on the button to donate using our JustGiving page.
For donations of £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 and £10, simply text NSHD16 with your amount to 70070. (For example, “NSHD16 £10”).
For all other amounts, please use our JustGiving account

If you’re a UK taxpayer, you can Gift Aid the donations you make to New Start Highland. This means we gain an added value of 25%, at no extra cost to you. We gain this through claiming back the tax you have paid on your donation (25p for every £1 you donate). 

This additional income can make a huge difference to us, so please don't forget to fill in the Gift Aid Form when you donate to us, or when your donations get picked up.

Want to get involved?
If you’d like to find out more about fundraising on behalf of New Start Highland, please contact us for support.
Thank you!
On behalf of everyone at New Start Highland, and the families we support, we thank you for any donation you choose to give, and wish you a very happy and peaceful festive season!


Where to donate?

We aim to make donating to New Start Highland as easy as possible, so we can come and collect your donation free of charge! Simply phone 01463 715615 for Inverness, or 01847 890696 for Caithness and Sutherland, and you can arrange your collection with our logistics team. 

If you’ve got small items to donate, or transport for bigger things, you can drop off donations at:

New Start Highland Head Office and Warehouse, 9 Carsegate Road North, Inverness, IV3 8DU (Mon-Fri: 9am-3pm)

New Start Highland Warehouse, Unit 6A, Ormlie Industrial Estate, Thurso, KW14 7QU (Mon-Fri: 8:30am-4:30pm)

You can also drop off items at several Recycling Centres throughout the Highlands, however please note: We are unable to accept electrical appliances at Recycling Centres. If you would like to donate anything electrical to New Start Highland, please arrange a collection or drop off at a New Start Highland Warehouse.


Recycling Centres

Aviemore Recycling Centre

Granish Landfill Site
PH22 1QD

Mon – Fri 9.00am – 4.00pm
Sat  9.00am – 4.00pm

Brora Recycling Centre


Mon – Fri 8.00am – 12.00pm, 12.30pm – 4.00pm
Sat 10.00am – 12.00pm, 12.30pm – 2.00pm

Fort William Recycling Centre

Ben Nevis Industrial Estate
Fort William
PH33 6PR

1st April – 30th September

Mon – Sun 10.00am – 5.00pm

1st Oct – 31st March

Mon – Sun 10.00am – 4.00pm

Inverness Recycling Centre

Henderson Drive
Henderson Road

Mon - Sun 9.30am – 8.00pm

Nairn Recycling Centre

Park Quarry on the A939
IV12 5QN

1st April – 30th September

Mon – Fri 10.00am – 7.00pm
Sat – Sun  10.00am – 4.30pm

1st October – 31st March

Wed – Sun 10.00am – 4.30pm

Thurso Recycling Centre

KW14 7XF

1st April – 31st Oct

Sun – Thurs 11.00am – 5.00pm
Fri – Sat 9.00am – 6.00pm

1st Nov -31st March

Mon – Sun 11.00am – 4.00pm

Closed daily for lunch from 2-2.30pm

Wick Recycling Centre

Airport Industrial Estate

1st April – 31st Oct

Sun – Thurs 11.00am – 5.00pm
Fri – Sat 9.00am – 6.00pm

1st Nov – 31st Mar

Mon – Sun 11.00am – 4.00pm

Closed daily for lunch from 2-2.30pm