Open Collective
Open Collective

Submit expense

Event balance
£28.77 GBP

Fiscal Host
The Social Change Nest CIC

Expense policies

We will reimburse any reasonable expense incurred in the course of supporting each other and our neighbours as part of the North Chingford (Chingford Green and Endlebury) Mutual Aid groups, as long as we have the funds to do so.

“Reasonable” means that, if someone else were to claim this expense, you would find it reasonable for them to have done so. If you are unsure as to whether an expense is reasonable, please talk to the admins and/or other members of the group.

Some examples of reasonable expenses include:

Money spent on shopping for people who are self-isolating. Money spent on services used in the operation of the group, such as fuel expenses used to deliver goods to the community.

We are intentionally not placing an explicit upper limit on expenses. Different circumstances require different levels of expenditure. However, we would expect that expenses greater than £30 would be discussed with the admins and/or other members of the group.

We are also intentionally not placing any restrictions on what can be bought as shopping for people who are self-isolating. While we should be clear on the limits of support we can offer in terms of number/frequency of trips (for the safety of those making the shopping trips) and amount of money, within these parameters it is up to the person making the request to prioritize their own needs.

Each expense must be approved by two admins. Again, if you are unsure whether an expense is reasonable, please talk to the admins and/or other members of the group. If two admins have indicated that they think an expense is reasonable, then you can be confident your claim will be accepted.

All expenses must be accompanied by a photo of the receipt.

Expenses claimed by bank transfer are usually paid on the first Monday, Wednesday, or Thursday after the claim is made.


How do I get paid from a Collective?
Submit an expense and provide your payment information.
How are expenses approved?
Collective admins are notified when an expense is submitted, and they can approve or reject it.
Is my private data made public?
No. Only the expense amount and description are public. Attachments, payment info, emails and addresses are only visible to you and the admins.
When will I get paid?
Payments are processed by the Collective's Fiscal Host, the organization that hold funds on their behalf. Many Fiscal Hosts pay expenses weekly, but each one is different.
Why do you need my legal name?
The display name is public and the legal name is private, appearing on receipts, invoices, and other official documentation used for tax and accounting purposes.

Event balance

£28.77 GBP