Cambridge Solidarity Fund

Collective
Fiscal Host: Accountable

We are a solidarity fund for the CB1-CB5 area, redistributing income in the most unequal city in the UK. No-strings-attached grants for those in financial hardship. Check out cambridgesolidarityfund.uk or @SolidarityCam on Twitter.

About





Cambridge Solidarity Fund redistributes wealth among the residents of this city, which is known to be one of the most unequal in the UK.

We help those who are in financial crisis – perhaps waiting for Universal Credit, unemployed due to the pandemic, or simply in work and still struggling to make ends meet. We believe our recipients are the best judges of their own needs. This model - of no-strings-attached small grants - is also used by the Red Cross in crisis situations. We believe poverty in the UK, and inequality in Cambridge specifically, is its very own crisis.

All the administrators of our Open Collective page are also organisers for Cambridge Community Kitchen, a well-known local food solidarity organisation which won a Mayor’s Award for its work last year.

If you're curious about how we operate, or unsure because we're not a charity, take a look at the explanations on our website. We're also happy to chat by email - talk to us at [email protected]

If you want to claim from the fund, don't use this page - it's too fiddly! Fill in our form and we'll handle the admin for you. 

Contribute


Become a financial contributor.

Financial Contributions

Membership

Spare change

Every little helps - we welcome anything you can spare each month. Less than a fiver monthly can get you 2 coffees in a Cambridge café, or it can h... Read more

Starts at£1 GBP / month

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Crisp notes

Make a more substantial commitment to keeping our fund sustainable - give us a fiver, tenner or twenty pounds each month, to contribute towards mon... Read more

Starts at£5 GBP / month

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Membership

Fund half a grant

Get us half-way to funding a monthly grant for a Cambridge resident in need. Maybe ask a friend to match you, and make a whole grant together?

£25 GBP / month

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Membership

Fund a monthly grant

£50 each month will directly fund a grant for somebody in Cambridge in financial hardship.

£50 GBP / month

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Recurring contribution

Fund two monthly grants

£100 each month will directly fund two grants for Cambridge residents in financial hardship, helping make our fund sustainable.

£100 GBP / month

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Membership

Super redistibutor

Are you one of the people on high incomes who make Cambridge the most unequal city in the UK? Can you help us even things out?

Starts at£200 GBP / month

Custom contribution

Donation

Make a custom one-time or recurring contribution.

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Membership

Jeff Bezos

There's an Amazon Development Centre in Cambridge so you're technically a member of the local business community...?

£10,000 GBP / month

Top financial contributors

Individuals

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Incognito

£1,550 GBP since Sep 2021

2
Sophie W

£1,200 GBP since Oct 2021

3
Incognito

£1,000 GBP since Dec 2021

4
Incognito

£600 GBP since Jan 2022

5
Incognito

£500 GBP since Nov 2021

6
Stephanie

£500 GBP since Dec 2021

7
Incognito

£400 GBP since Sep 2021

8
Incognito

£300 GBP since Oct 2021

9
Margaret Comer

£300 GBP since Oct 2021

10
Guest

£250 GBP since Oct 2021

11
Incognito

£200 GBP since Sep 2021

12
Leo

£200 GBP since Nov 2021

13
Guest

£200 GBP since Dec 2021

14
Simon

£200 GBP since Dec 2021

15
Joanna F

£200 GBP since Dec 2021

Organizations

1
Accountable Pitch Perfect

£200 GBP since Dec 2021

2
Tiny Blue Robots

£51.8 GBP since Jan 2022

3
Accountable

£10 GBP since Aug 2021

Cambridge Solidarity Fund is all of us

Our contributors 73

Thank you for supporting Cambridge Solidarity Fund.

Spruce

Admin

Oakish

Admin

Crow

Admin

Incognito

£1,550 GBP

Sophie W

Fund a monthly grant

£1,200 GBP

Incognito

£1,000 GBP

Incognito

£600 GBP

Incognito

£500 GBP

Stephanie

£500 GBP

Incognito

Fund a monthly grant

£400 GBP

Incognito

£300 GBP

Budget


Transparent and open finances.

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Today’s balance

£226.35 GBP

Total raised

£10,216.35 GBP

Total disbursed

£9,990.00 GBP

Estimated annual budget

£20,034.61 GBP

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Let’s get the ball rolling!

News from Cambridge Solidarity Fund

Updates on our activities and progress.

Why did you give us money? January update & a request for help

Dear solidarity fund supporters, We're writing with a quick update, and a small request. Firstly, we're hugely grateful for every donation that's come in over the past month. We've had donations ranging from £1 to £1000, and each is preciou...
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Published on January 16, 2022 by tetrapod

Merry Christmas & thank you from CSF!

We just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who's contributed to us since we launched in October. Since then, we have given out an incredible £5,500 in emergency grants to Cambridge residents, all thanks to your gener...
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Published on December 21, 2021 by tetrapod