Project ShelterBox

Delivering the essentials families need to begin rebuilding their lives after disaster.

Rotary Fellowship Club CBN has proposed a joint venture with the Rotary Club of Mersea Island to fund Shelter Boxes for use in disasters around the world . Our half has now been sent to the Rotary Club of Mersea Island. They will add their half and send it all to ShelterBox

Each disaster is different, and so is every community. We don’t believe that one size fits all, so we spend time talking to affected families to make sure we provide the right support at the right time. For some disaster-hit communities, our family-sized tents are the best solution until they are able to start rebuilding their homes.

When disaster strikes, families need shelter to feel safe again. When they can’t start rebuilding their homes immediately, durable tents can make them feel safe and protected. 

Depending on the weather and the place, the shelter needs of families differ. That’s why we’re committed to providing families with the best possible solutions that suit their needs. 

From padded tents that can safely accommodate a stove, to medium-sized tents that fit in small spaces and ones that can last years if needed, families can feel like home again.


We provide ShelterKits which include a selection of hardwearing tools and materials that are customised to suit the needs of each community. 

The tools and materials we send provide the essentials families need to start rebuilding homes straight away, ranging from tough tarpaulin and timber to corrugated sheeting and even room dividers. The versatile tools we provide help with everything from clearing rubble to building shelters and even tending crops.

10 years of the Duchess of Cornwall’s ShelterBox Presidency

The Duchess of Cornwall and The Prince of Wales were first introduced to ShelterBox in 2006. While on an official visit to Pakistan, they learnt about ShelterBox’s work supporting villages and families who had lost their homes in the Kashmiri earthquake. The disaster relief programme impressed Her Royal Highness, and she has been a firm supporter of the charity ever since, and became President and Royal Patron in August 2007.

The cost of Shelterbox in 2019: £590