The main office at Netley Marsh and workshop will be closed to volunteering activity.
Workshop and office activities will be maintained by staff.
The Netley Marsh office will be closed to the public, and we ask people to not bring in donations of tools at this time.
Our volunteer collectors will not be visiting supporters to collect tools at the moment, or taking donations.
Volunteer groups who operate locally are not expected to continue their activities.
Our project partners based in the countries in which we work in Africa will be making decisions based on the local advice relevant to them.
We very much appreciate your patience and support at this time. We will endeavour to update you regularly on further changes, and you can always get in touch with us by phone: 023 80869697, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or our website or facebook.
With best wishes from the Tools for Self Reliance team.
We send tools to Africa in response to requests from our partners, who tell us the types of tools they need, and the trades which are in demand. So we only need certain types of tools. As the tools will be used to help people earn a living they need to be good quality and in good working order.
How to donate tools
We take donations of tools at our Netley Marsh workshop and are normally open Monday to Friday, 9-5. If you are making a special trip, or travelling a long distance, please give us a call first. We also have a network of volunteer collectors across the country who can collect donations – to find out if there is a collector in your area, please contact us.
What tools do we need?
Any good quality hand tools or industrial quality 240v electric tools for:
Items we don’t need
What about tools that we can’t send?
We are sometimes donated tools, sewing machines and other items which haven’t been requested, or which are in some way unsuitable or surplus to requirements. We may then:
Any funds that are generated from the sale of tools go towards supporting our work in Africa. Please ask for details.