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Paint the Streets - material reimbursement

Jonathan Mintram

Posted on April 14, 2020

Hi, Woody from APC here, further to conversation with Jonathan Mintram. Question - will All For Climate UK consider requests for funding of materials for the nationwide XRPaint The Streets campaign (starts officially Wed 15th April)? Materials not specifically "print" related might include paint, stencil cutting supplies, chalk, fabrics etc The campaign is DIY but requires materials, the cost of which is prohibitive for some groups/individuals. Because of the lockdown, the campaign is not as inclusive as I would like it to be as it depends on individual ability to fund rather than collective groups. Please ref PTS Telegram channel here: Many thanks Woody XR Action Planners Circle

Madeline Carroll

Posted on April 15, 2020

I have a niggle of concern re how sensitive things are right now - a group could easily make a mis-step here if they go off-script with Paint the Streets. Our checks and balances should help though - the social proof they need to post is a picture of the art work. 

Jonathan Mintram

Posted on April 15, 2020

I think it would be a fantastic idea to broaden the expenses policy slightly to include these materials. “Paint the Streets” is an incredibly positive and artistic activity, and I personally think it would be great to be supporting anything that is tangible and productive at this time. 

Jonathan Mintram

Posted on April 15, 2020

Thanks for raising that point Maddy. I’m sure Woody and his fellow rebels will provide lots of wonderful examples of the beautiful art work they’ll be creating. 

Paint the Streets is inherently a positive and joyous action, which has always been very well received by the public. Hopefully, it can bring about some positivity and inspiration in these rather dark times. 

Jonathan Mintram

Posted on April 21, 2020

I’ve received this message from one of the Paint the Streets Coords earlier:

“I have had lots of people ask the same question re open collective. Invoice needs to be in their name and address. But because people can't go to the shops, they're ordering online and receipts are in the name of their Amazon, EBay account etc. What to do about that?”

Can we confirm that people purchasing through online accounts can get reimbursed?

It’s a result of the lockdown, so is obviously a very reasonable request. 

Xavier Damman

Posted on April 27, 2020

Yes, they can order online and submit the PDF of the invoice that is under their name (or a screenshot of the receipt, just make sure the legal name and address of the vendor show up).

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