Open Collective
Open Collective

Cambridge Solidarity Fund

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
Coffee

Every little helps - we welcome anything you can spare each month. Less than a fiver monthly can help build our fund and keep it sustainable.

Starts at£1 GBP / month

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+ 8
Membership
Takeaway

For the price of a takeaway per month, you can make a more substantial commitment to keeping our fund sustainable - give us a fiver, tenner or twen... Read more

Starts at£5 GBP / month

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+ 26
Membership
Dinner out (fund half a grant)

Swap a dinner out per month and get us half-way to funding a monthly grant for a Cambridge resident in need. Maybe ask a friend to match you, and m... Read more

£25 GBP / month

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+ 8
Membership
New trainers

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

£50 GBP / month

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+ 13
Recurring contribution
FANCY new trainers

£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

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Custom contribution
Donation
Make a custom one-time or recurring contribution.

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+ 200
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

Product

Get one of our lovely, A6-sized glossy stickers for your laptop, window, fridge, or other one hundred per cent legal stickering locations! DON'T FO... Read more

Starts at£2.50 GBP

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+ 20

Top financial contributors

Individuals

1
Incognito

£3,950 GBP since Sep 2021

2
Incognito

£1,680 GBP since Jun 2022

3
Sophie Waters

£1,550 GBP since Oct 2021

4
Incognito

£1,400 GBP since Jan 2022

5
Margaret Comer

£1,100 GBP since Oct 2021

6
Leo

£1,000 GBP since Nov 2021

7
Incognito

£1,000 GBP since Dec 2021

8
Jason Scott-Warren

£1,000 GBP since Jan 2022

9
Incognito

£800 GBP since Sep 2021

10
King’s College London to Paris Cyclists

£790 GBP since May 2022

11
Stephanie

£700 GBP since Dec 2021

12
Matt

£650 GBP since Feb 2022

13
Theodore Muscillo

£610 GBP since Dec 2021

14
Guest

£600 GBP since Oct 2021

15
Manish Agarwal

£600 GBP since Jul 2022

Organizations

1
Tiny Blue Robots

£414.4 GBP since Jan 2022

2
Accountable Pitch Perfect

£200 GBP since Dec 2021

Cambridge Solidarity Fund is all of us

Our contributors 209

Thank you for supporting Cambridge Solidarity Fund.

tetrapod

Admin

£211 GBP

Oakish

Admin

£56 GBP

I wanna sticker! 😃

Spruce

Admin

Crow

Admin

Incognito

Super redistibutor

£3,950 GBP

Incognito

New trainers

£1,680 GBP

Sophie Waters

Super redistibutor

£1,550 GBP

Incognito

£1,400 GBP

Margaret Comer

FANCY new trainers

£1,100 GBP

Leo

FANCY new trainers

£1,000 GBP

Incognito

£1,000 GBP

Budget


Transparent and open finances.

Monthly financial contribution to Cambridge Solidarity Fu...

Credit from Mrs K Morley to Cambridge Solidarity Fund

+£25.00GBP
Completed
Contribution #533749
Monthly financial contribution to Cambridge Solidarity Fu...

Credit from CP to Cambridge Solidarity Fund

+£25.00GBP
Completed
Contribution #521111
Monthly financial contribution to Cambridge Solidarity Fu...

Credit from Manish Agarwal to Cambridge Solidarity Fund

+£200.00GBP
Completed
Contribution #556583
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Today’s balance

£1,587.47 GBP

Total raised

£32,827.47 GBP

Total disbursed

£31,240.00 GBP

Estimated annual budget

£43,955.56 GBP

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Let’s get the ball rolling!

News from Cambridge Solidarity Fund

Updates on our activities and progress.

Take two minutes to answer some questions and help us out!

Hello CSF supporters! We'd like to know how we can be more effective at finding people to donate. And you, our supporters, are the most knowledgeable people about what motivates people to give to us!...
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Published on May 8, 2022 by tetrapod

March update + STICKERS!

Hi everyone, We hope you are having a good (tolerable? survivable?) 2022 so far. We'd like to thank you for supporting us & making it possible for us to keep giving no-strings-attached financial aid to the people of CB1-CB5. If you can...
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Published on March 3, 2022 by tetrapod

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