Supporting Tools for Self Reliance – Practical Help for Practical People


Welcome to our web site

We are a local volunteer group of about twenty members, who collect, refurbish and sell hand tools.  All profits go to Tools for Self Reliance – a national registered charity based in Southampton. 

Tools for Sale

We raise funds to send to Tools for Self Reliance by holding face-to-face sales when the weather is suitable, and via websites such as eBay and Gumtree throughout the year. We don’t sell directly on this site, but if you like the look of any of the items below, just click on an image to see what we have to offer.

eBay - usually for delivery only

Gumtree - usually for collection only

10th February 2022

A Message of Appreciation

Over the past five years, the Coventry and Warwickshire Group has raised over £24K, which has been sent to Tools for Self Reliance to help fund training courses in Africa. More than half of this was raised over the past two years, in spite of Covid restraints. The group has also sent large quantities of refurbished tools, to be used both for training purposes, and to equip trainees to work independently when qualified. Ben Riley, who is the charity’s Volunteer Co-ordinator, emailed us recently saying: “An increase on each year’s fundraising (including the COVID years) is an amazing achievement. These efforts go in line with what myself and other staff here regularly say about the Coventry group, and how you are an excellent example of our volunteer groups – in terms of your approach to the tools we need, sales and your recruitment of new members. Please thank everyone for me for all the hard work”. On our part, we would like to thank the people of Coventry and Warwickshire for their generosity and support over the recent difficult times.