The Building a Better Future project aims to secure the long-term future and sustainability of Emmaus Dover. The development of our site will invest in new facilities that create more opportunities for our companions, increase revenue, provide new income streams and a historical place of interest for the people living, working and visiting Dover and the Fort.

The project will be delivered in four phases, each of which will need to be completed before the next stage can begin to ensure minimum disruption and financial impact to the day to day running of the charity.

Phase one of the Building a Better Future project is to build a new modern workshop for repairing and up-scaling furniture for resale and refurbish the existing workshop space to become a new warehouse, PAT testing area and storage.

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All four phases of the Building a Better Future project will double our retail space on site, create a destination for people to learn about the history of Dover and the fort and provide a much-needed  new car parking area for customers. With your support, our shop will continue to raise vital funds to change the lives of formerly homeless people in Dover.

For people like Lawrence (pictured above, in the current warehouse building), the money raised by Emmaus Dover’s shops means so much. All our shops earn money to keep our charity going, and without Emmaus’s support, Lawrence would still be living on the streets. Instead, he has a home for as long as he needs it, as well as meaningful work.

Read Lawrence’s full story.

If you would like to help us to help more people like Lawrence, please save our shop by supporting this appeal.

Watch the video to see the future plans for our site


Images of the plans for the future site

Birds eye view of the whole site
The new shop
The new shop
The new workshop