Great News....

Our Charity has been running for nine years now and we awarded our very first grant back in November 2015. We are very happy to report that at the latest Trustee meeting in May 2024 we awarded grants, that bring the total of grants awarded in the nine years, to a fantastic value of.......


Wow, what an absolutely fantastic achievement for small community like ours. We could not have done this without the continued kind donations from the community and the very hard work of our fantastic & dedicated volunteers. We know that the money awarded so far will, in some large or small way, have benefitted most of the residents within our community. Lets push on for £200K! Thanks again everyone.


The next meeting will be in September 2024



Shap Community Enterprise aims to help build a stronger local community through making grants to voluntary groups, clubs and associations in the Shap area.




Most of our funds are raised through our own charity shop, Second Chance and the Monday lunches in the Memorial Hall. This is run entirely by local volunteers and all proceeds from sales at the shop are distributed as grants to community groups in Shap.




Latest round of grants


We have now awarded our latest set of grants to local Shap community groups!! See our Previous Grants page for details. Thats a total of £180,207.49 of grants awarded so far. Thanks to all our customers, to everyone who has donated goods to the shop and a special thanks to all our hard working volunteers!

Just some of the groups we have supported

Have you benefitted yet? Why not apply for a grant? 

Monday Coffee and Lunches

Want a cup of tea, cake and a chat on a monday morning/lunchtime? Come along to the Memorial Hall between 11am and 1.30pm. Soup sandwiches and a 'special'; cake, tea and coffee.  All money raised goes into our grants for local groups.

Making Grants


The Trustees of Shap Community Enterprise meet four times a year to consider grant applications from local groups. Please see the Apply for a Grant page for full details of how to apply.


Donate to us


If you want to support our work and help generate funding for our important local groups you can help in the following ways;


  • Buy things from our charity shop!!!!
  • Donate stock to our Second Chance Charity Shop
  • Consider donanting money directly to Shap Community Enterprise to distribute as grants, or leave us a legacy in your will, we are registered for gift aid on all donations.
  • Catch up with frinds and neighbours and attend our weekly lunchtime fundrasing event on Mondays in Shap Memorial Hall.  leagacy in your will


Volunteer with us


Second Chance relies on a group of friendly and dedicated volunteers, but we are always in need of an extra pair of hands. Please pop into the shop to talk about volunteering or download an application form below.


Opening Hours

10.00 to 4pm Tuesday to Friday

10.00 to 1pm on Saturdays.


Volunteer Application Form
SCE volunteer application.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [240.8 KB]

Contact us

For Second Chance Charity Shop

Donations and Volunteering

Tel: 01931 717561


For Grants and other enquiries

Tel: 01931 716771

Find us

Second Chance Charity Shop &

Shap Community Enterprise

Verdun House




CA10 3NG




Shap Community Enterprise is a Registered Charity No. 1160193


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