Salvation Army Trading Company Ltd is the trading arm of The Salvation Army in the UK and Republic of Ireland. We were established in 1991 to help fund The Salvation Army’s vital work with vulnerable people in the UK, and today we raise money and encourage reuse and recycling through a network of over 200 charity shops and a clothing collection division.
Salvation Army Trading Co Ltd have a strong covenant and an excellent reputation amongst their landlords. They currently trade for in excess of 220 units Nationwide. The key selection criteria for donation centres are:
Any district/town/city with a population above 30,000 will be considered.
Properties should be located on or highly visible from main arterial roads. Minimum traffic flow of 7,500 cars per day.
Retail Parks now considered.
On site or on road parking is essential to enable donations to be dropped off.
Minimum size of 3,500 sq ft.
Alternatively, properties such as garages, trade counter units, car showrooms and pubs will be considered subject to planning for change of use.
Salvation Army may now consider smaller size retail units (circa 2,000 sq ft); however, this would need to be supplemented by storage elsewhere.
You can also download their Retailer Requirements flyer.