(Main centre) The Welcome Centre, 15 Lord Street, Huddersfield, HD1 1QB

(Warehouse & Donations) Unit 7 Queens Mill Industrial Estate, Queens Mill Road, Lockwood, Huddersfield, HD1 3RR

Switchboard Tel :01484 515086

Referrals Tel: 01484 340034 (between 10am and 4pm only)

Supporting people in crisis

People are in real need in our community – every week families are going hungry because they can’t make ends meet.

We rely on cash and food donations, please help us if you can. We provide practical, short-term support: basic essentials such as food, toiletries, household items, and bedding. We are also there as a listening ear and for sign-posting to specialist services to get further help, if required.

What's going on!

Huddersfield We Shall Overcome 2017- Friday 29th September

We Shall Overcome is back in Huddersfield again this year supporting The Welcome Centre for the third year running. There is a fantastic night of music lined up at the Ukrainian Club, Marsh, Huddersfield on Friday 29th September.  Headline act will be Joe Solo who recently performed with Billy Bragg at Glastonbury and co-founded the… Read More

Fizz and fashion fundraiser 10th November

fashion show fundraiser
Christmas Party season will be soon be upon us and to get you in the mood we are holding a ladies try and buy fashion fundraiser. Tickets are £10 including entry in to the raffle and a glass of punch or Prosecco. Brands on sale include Wallis, Oasis, Marks and Spencer, Top Shop and many… Read More

The rise of the working poor and food banks in our wealthy nation

Centre Manager and volunteers
We live in one of the world's richest nations and yet increasing numbers of our citizens are using food banks. Many of them are not homeless or jobless, they are the working poor, or those who have suddenly been thrown into crisis. Last year the food bank at Huddersfield's Welcome Centre, one of the largest… Read More

Fishing for Compliments and special guests 1st September

Fishing for Compliments
The Welcome Centre is pleased to announce another night of music in aid of our service. The Corner, Mallinsons Brewery Taphouse are hosting an evening of original music on 1st September from 7.30pm. The evening will feature Fishing for Compliments and other local musicians including Georgina Hardcastle - Solo Folk Musician        Unnatural… Read More

Marshfest 2017 family fun day sponsored by Ricky’s School of Rock and Syngenta in association with Marsh Blues Club 22nd July

Marshfest Family Fun day was certainly bigger and better this year. The main stage sponsored by Ricky's School of Rock had sun shining down all day long with live music from a host of bands and entertainers. This year's Marshfest raised more than £4000 all of which has been donated to the Welcome Centre. On… Read More

The Welcome Centre wins Weston Charity Award

The Welcome Centre
The Welcome Centre, food bank was delighted to be awarded a Weston Charity  Award last week. Ellie Pearson, Centre Manager and Jeanne Watson, Vice Chair of the Welcome Centre attended the Weston Charity Awards  ceremony in Birmingham where a variety of good causes were chosen to receive an award. The Weston Charity Awards celebrate and… Read More

Report reveals hundreds of ‘hidden food banks’ and true scale of food poverty in UK

Hundreds of hidden food banks are operating in the UK, research has revealed, indicating the true scale of food poverty is higher than previously thought. The Independent reports on a mapping project undertaken by the Independent Food Aid Network (Ifan) which showed there were more than 2,000 food banks across the country, of which at… Read More

Freemasons Grant More Than £100,000 To Six Yorkshire Charities including the Welcome Centre

Ellie Pearson and Andrew Tomlinson from the Welcome Centre receive a cheque from West Yorkshire Freemasons
Six charities from across Yorkshire including the Welcome Centre have received grants totalling £109,200 from Yorkshire Freemasons, at their annual Provincial Grand Lodge meeting held this week in Harrogate. The event took place in the spa town’s Royal Hall, and was followed by a dinner in the The Majestic Hotel which was attended by more than… Read More

Local business Stafflex joins The Welcome Centre as a Corporate Partner

17-Stafflex logo

Huddersfield-based business Stafflex has made a corporate donation to help fund the running costs of The Welcome Centre, a local charity based in Huddersfield town centre. The Welcome Centre provides support to individuals and families in crisis in the south Kirklees area. The Welcome Centre distributes food parcels, toiletry packs, kitchen packs, bedding packs, and clothing, to people whose circumstances… Read More

Over £10,000 donated by Community Cards so far


Community Cards coordinator Nigel Clews said ‘The project has been so overwhelmed with donations of cards since Christmas we decided to hold ‘The Great BIG Card Sorting Day’.  Held at Newsome South Methodist Church on Tuesday 21st Feb, it proved to be a fantastic idea with 19 volunteers giving up hours of time to sort the mountain of cards.  Ellie… Read More

Take a look inside the Welcome Centre

We've been really fortunate that Netherhall Learning Campus media students got in touch with us and they have helped us to make a short video. The video will give you an insight into what goes on at the centre, what it looks like and some feedback from some of our staff and volunteers.  Go on,… Read More