Welcome to Kettering Community Unit

KCU was founded in 1984 and works with partners to provide a wide range of services, offering help and support to improve the lives of people in the Kettering Community.

Our services now provide Education, Training and Support for the unemployed, unwaged and low-income households of Kettering and surrounding areas. KCU became a not for profit, charity in 2006 and added Recycling Furniture and a Foodbank to its portfolio.


We have been requested by the Trussell Trust to request that any food donations taken to Tesco or ASDA that haven’t been purchased from those stores, please ensure that can be identified separately.

This to ensure that the annual weight measurement from each store is accurate. Thank you for your continued support. Please see the foodbank page to find out where drop off points are for food donations.

KCU IT for beginners’ courses have now commenced!

If you are interested in the course, please call KCU or fill out an expression of interest form on the Education and Training page

Our Latest News

  KCU courses return to the Education and Learning Centre! Since we closed the doors of our learning center in March 2020 due to covid-19 restrictions things have been pretty quiet in the KCU building. In September 2021 we have been gradually returning students to......

Donations of white goods needed! Our Dignity in Crisis Project supports those who are found to be in genuine need. Through a referral only process. Families receive household items, clothes or emergency food support. We are in need of white goods to support those coming......

Volunteers we need you! We are currently looking for volunteers to support the running of: Furniture shop General goods charity shop Foodbank   If you are interested in volunteering a few hours a day, a week, or a month to help KCU support our local......

KCU  – Customer Announcement

We are delighted to welcome Renee Roux as our Finance and Office Manager, who joined the team in May and Vanessa Camara as our Volunteer Engagement Manager who is based in the shops. Vanessa joined the team in June.

Paul Jackson, CEO KCU

Support & Services for the Kettering Community

Training & Education Courses

Furniture Provision & Recycling

Foodbank Services Provision