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Grant #91404 to Beeston Chilwell Area Mutual Aid Group

Help with energy costs and fridge freezer

Grant #91404

Submitted by Clive DavisApproved by Laura Ross

Aug 22, 2022

Request Details
I desperately need help with my electric meter costs. I am currently on a prepayment meter so am paying more for my electric than people who do not have one. I am always having to use the emergency £5.00 as my benefits do not adequately cover my energy costs and I often have to go without heating and hot water as a result of this so am often unable to do basic things as take a bath or heat my flat properly. Please help me with this as it makes my mental health condition worse and I worry about getting by.
£20.00 GBP

I desperately need a working fridge freezer as the one I have has broken down and no longer works therefore I have nowhere suitable to store my refrigerated and frozen food and liquids such as milk and fruit juice. I have seen a second hand fridge freezer in good working order advertised and would like to purchase it but do not have the funds to do this so I need your assistance in order to go ahead and do this. Please help me with this as I will have nowhere suitable to store my food and it will go off and go to waste which I cannot afford.
£30.00 GBP

Total amount £50.00 GBP

Additional Information

payout method

Bank account

By Clive Davison
Expense created
By Laura Rosson
Expense approved
By The Social Change Neston
Expense scheduled for payment
By The Social Change Neston
Expense processing
By The Social Change Neston
Expense paid
Expense Amount: £50.00
Payment Processor Fee: £0.00
Net Amount for Beeston Chilwell Area Mutual Aid Group: £50.00

Collective balance
£1.78 GBP

Fiscal Host
The Social Change Nest

Expense policies

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If you wish to keep your details private;

  • Do not use your full name in your user account on the Open Collective website
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Payments will be made from Attenborough, Beeston & Chilwell Mutual Aid for survival needs such as the following;

  • Paying utility bills
  • Rent
  • Home emergencies
  • Getting paid back for

If you are having trouble getting food we recommend asking on your local street group, the Labour Hub on Chilwell High Road or a food bank for donations

Rules for getting a payout:

  • Maximum payout will be £50 per person to ensure we have enough for everyone (this has been increased from £25 originally)
  • You MUST include a photo or picture that shows your address or postcode in text so we can verify you live in the area
  • If you put "See Attachment" in the description make sure you also attach something with the reason for your payout
  • You will need to specify whether you wish to be paid by Paypal or another method; bank transfer is ideal. If you wish to be paid by bank transfer please include bank details in an attachment.

No proof of financial hardship required.

Payments will be made on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays due the working hours of finance staff

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How are expenses approved?
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Is my private data made public?
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When will I get paid?
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Why do you need my legal name?
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Collective balance

£1.78 GBP