CAP Life Skills living on a low income FREE course is back

CAP Life Skills is a friendly group that will give you the confidence and decision-making skills needed to live on a low income. Over six weeks, you’ll learn practical money saving techniques, such as cooking on a budget and making money go further.

If you want to stay on top of your household bills, see your money go further, eat well on a budget, grow in self-confidence or improve your relationships then CAP Life Skills is for you!

Alongside like-minded people in a relaxed and fun environment, you’ll discover real ways to save time, money and hassle in your day-to-day life and learn practical skills from our trained coaches.

CAP Life Skills is also a great way to find community and gives you a chance to spend a few weeks getting to know others as you discuss the various aspects of this course together.

📅 After a successful first course, Christians Against Poverty will be start their next CAP Life Skills Course on Thursday 1st February at The Hope Foundation..

📞 Contact us on 01642 232220 or to sign up.

🎊 Celebration of Achievement – 4th January 2024🎓

We’ll be welcoming in the New Year with a Celebration of Achievement at 131 The Venue on Linthorpe Road.

2023 has been a huge year for The Hope Foundation and furbdit; both projects have grown enormously. We’d like to give you an insight into what we’ve been doing at The Hope Foundation and what we have in store for 2024.

We’ll be hearing from people who The Hope Foundation has worked with to achieve qualifications, get online and get access to technology, find work and try out technologies that have helped them in their everyday lives. Learners who have worked hard to achieve qualifications will be presented with their certificates and there will be food, information stalls and fun activities for the whole family.

Join us for an afternoon of celebration and to find out what we have in store for 2024.

Please RSVP by using this link or speak to someone in centre to let us know that you’re coming, how many guests you’ll be bringing and whether you have any dietary requirements.

Centre closed

🎄 Centre closed from Saturday 23rd December

We are closing for Christmas from Saturday 23rd December.

We will be open on Wednesday 3rd January.

We will close at lunchtime on Thursday 4th January for our Celebration of Achievement.

Christmas dinner

🎄🍽️ Christmas Dinners from Mon 18th Dec to Wed 20th Dec

We will be serving Christmas dinners in The Hope Foundation cafe from Monday 18th December to Wednesday 20th December.

We’d like to thank Womble Bond Dickinson who have kindly funded the Christmas dinners for our learners and people who use our centre.

The normal menu will not be available at this time.

Free clothes swap

♻️👕FREE clothes swap – 11th December

♻️👕👗👔👖 To promote sustainability and help alleviate the cost of living crisi in Midllesbrough, we are organising a clothes swap event, hosted by Actes in The Hope Foundation cafe. By participating you can save money while reducing the carbon footprint of our lovely town.

In the UK, approximately £140 million worth of clothes end up in landfill every year. That’s equivalent to 350 000 tonnes. But don’t lose hope – you can be part of the solution! Actes Environmental and Climate Action Middlesbrough would like to invite you to our upcoming free clothes swap in The Hope Foundation cafe.
We kindly ask for donations of wearable adult or children’s clothing, particularly warm clothes for the approaching winter and dressy clothes for the party season.
Your contribution would be greatly appreciated. 💕

See you there!

Good luck to Womble Bond Dickinson @Business Fives

The Business Fives football tournament is a charity fundraiser. Huge thanks to sporty Womble Bond Dickinson who are entering a team for today’s tournament and have chosen to support us at The Hope Foundation.

Best of luck to them, and you can support them by sponsoring them online.

Win a summer getaway AND raise money for the Hope Foundation with Middlesbrough Lottery

Sign up for the Middlesbrough Lottery monthly draw to win up to £25 000. If you choose to support Hope, 50% of the cost of your ticket price is donated directly to Hope and another 10% goes to other good causes in Middlesbrough.

You raise money and could also win up to £25,000.

In June, participants walked away with a Sony home theatre bundle and cash prizes. July’s draw will take place on Saturday 29th July and this month’s bonus prize is a £1000 Airbnb voucher.Middlesbrough Lottery. Win up to £25 000


Sponsored walk beach

Sponsored walk Saturday 12th August

We’ll be doing a sponsored walk on 12th August. Meet at The Hope Foundation at 10am or at the Coast Road car park in Marske at 10.30am.

Families are welcome. You can collect a sponsor form from the centre or share this link to collect online donations, or you can just come along for the walk.

You must let us know you will be coming and how many people will be joining you, as we are organising transport. You will need to raise £5 in sponsorship or contribute to the transport costs.

Call us on 01642 232220.

Funds raised will help us develop our outdoor space so we can provide seating and grow our own herb garden.

🏆 #TeesTechAwards2023 chosen charity and Tech for Good finalist

We had a fabulous night at the Tees Tech Awards last night, celebrating digital innovation on Teesside. Over 300 people attended, representing organisations and companies across Teesside.

Hope was the chosen charity for the evening, so our CEO, Sue, was invited to give one of the opening speeches. She talked about digital poverty and the massive impact furbdit has had on Teesside since covid. By repurposing and gifting devices and technology, we’re providing a lifeline to local people to health services, friends, financial management, education, work and many other things.

We were really inspired on the night by the great work in digital innovation happening across the region and proud of furbdit’s nomination in the Tech for Good category. David and Sue collected our award.

A huge thank you to everyone who attended and raised £920 towards our work on the night itself. We’re really encouraged by your support. It was really exciting to meetpeople at the forefront of technology on Teesside who are keen to find out more about Hope and furbdit and support the work we do. We can’t wait to get that ball rolling, exciting times ahead!

You can read all about the event, finalists and winners at

CANCELLED – 16th June – Quiz night with pie and peas at Teesside Students’ Union

We have had to cancel this event. Refunds for tickets which have been purchased are being processed.

BNI Vision are hosting a quiz night with pie and peas to raise money for The Hope Foundation.

You can enter in teams of up to 6 people, and also on the night we’ll be running lots of other games too: a raffle, heads and tails, blind card, and whisky roll – remember your £1 coins!


If you’d like to sponsor a round to promote your business on the night, then please get in touch! (07730 510 518)

You can buy your quiz tickets here.