Elswick Solidarity Fund

Makes no-question-asked payments to people in the Elswick ward (and west end) who are in financial hardship

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Top financial contributors

Individuals

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Incognito

£700 GBP since Jul 2020

2
Incognito

£650 GBP since Sep 2020

3
Loena

£550 GBP since Jul 2020

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Incognito

£410 GBP since Jul 2020

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Incognito

£400 GBP since Jul 2020

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Incognito

£394 GBP since Jun 2020

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Incognito

£205 GBP since Jun 2020

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Incognito

£200 GBP since Aug 2020

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Incognito

£200 GBP since Nov 2020

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Incognito

£120 GBP since Sep 2020

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Incognito

£120 GBP since Nov 2020

12
Katy Smith

£120 GBP since Mar 2021

13
Guste

£110 GBP since Jun 2020

14
Matthew Tudberry

£100 GBP since Aug 2020

15
Incognito

£100 GBP since Nov 2020

Organizations

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Elswick Covid-19 Mutual Aid

£98 GBP since Aug 2020

Elswick Solidarity Fund is all of us

Our contributors 76

Thank you for supporting Elswick Solidarity Fund.

Sherene

Admin

Total contributions

£50 GBP

Donation from Newbridge project for the joint contribution to the Lockdown Gazette with Arthurs Hill mutual aid.

Elswick Mutua...

Admin

Total contributions

£20 GBP

Cash donated at the last event

Mwenza

Admin

Elgan

Admin

incognito

Financial Contributor

Total contributions

£700 GBP

incognito

Financial Contributor

Total contributions

£650 GBP

backer

Loena

Financial Contributor

Total contributions

£550 GBP

backer

incognito

Financial Contributor

Total contributions

£410 GBP

backer

incognito

Financial Contributor

Total contributions

£400 GBP

I am hugely impressed by the work of David and his colleagues and wish you project success a long life.

incognito

Financial Contributor

Total contributions

£394 GBP

Solidarity forever

incognito

Financial Contributor

Total contributions

£205 GBP

Budget


Transparent and open finances.

Financial contribution to Elswick Solidarity Fund

from Amber Marwick

+£30.00GBP
Completed

Bill

by Akbar AhmedMay 09, 2021

-£30.00 GBP
Pending
Receipt #40300

Expenses

by HasMay 07, 2021

-£30.00 GBP
Pending
Receipt #40186
£
Today’s balance

£42.65 GBP

Total raised

£6,202.01 GBP

Total disbursed

£6,159.36 GBP

Estimated annual budget

£7,002.13 GBP

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News from Elswick Solidarity Fund

Updates on our activities and progress.

Solidarity fund to close temporarily

We will close the fund until the waiting list has been cleared
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Published on May 2, 2021 by Elswick Mutual Aid

Driver needed!

Contribute to Elswick Solidarity Fund to see this Update
Published on January 6, 2021 by Elswick Mutual Aid

More than 1/2 tonne of xmas food - 157 grants - Get involved in 2021!

In the week before Christmas we distributed over 500 kg of food from our communal store, since setting up the solidarity fund we have redistributed 157 grants of £30 each. This is your organisation, get involved if you can. Over the Christm...
Read more
Published on December 31, 2020 by Elswick Mutual Aid

Conversations

Let’s get the discussion going! This is a space for the community to converse, ask questions, say thank you, and get things done together.

New shoes for Christmas

Published on December 3, 2020 by David

Hi, I ordered some shoes from JD sports but dont have any use for them, they are both Adidas, size 8 and unworn, could be used for Christmas presents or for anyone struggling who needs a pair, if anyone wants them let me know?

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waiting list

Published on September 5, 2020 by Elswick Mutual Aid

please be aware that there is now quite a significant waiting list for grants - it is not possible to predict when some grants will be paid

Solidarity Fund to being paying out when we reach £200

Published on July 1, 2020 by Elgan

We decided at the most recent Elswick Mutual Aid that the fund will start paying out when we reach £200 An update expenses policy is being drafted here - and will be decided on at the next meeting,...

About


The Elswick Solidarity fund aims to redistribute funds within Elswick and the west end while providing material assistance to residents who are facing financial hardship. This fund can be used for anything, there is neither judgement nor is there an obligation to pay back the money. This is run in direct accordance with principles of mutual aid - “from each according to their ability, to each according to their need”.

If you donate to this fund you will be donating in that spirit.

You can apply for funds of up to £30 per application, applications can be made once a month. The fund will be payout when there are funds available. You must live in the Arthurs Hill, Elswick, Benwell/Scotswood wards.

Please just submit here.
www.opencollective.com/elswicksolidarityfund/expenses

    1) First name
    2) Initial of surname
    3) Proof of address (this will not be publicly viewable)

NB. Bank account details need to match other details.

If you are homeless and/or do not have a fixed postcode or do not wish to submit a proof of address, please get in touch [email protected] or 07393101018 (we will return text or return missed calls) -

Not having a way of proving your address is not a barrier to accessing the fund, but due to restrictions on how the fund is administered by the fiscal host we would have to give grants differently and this will take longer to administer

The fund does not release money every day, you might have short wait to receive the grant. Please take this into account when you apply for funds, as they may not be released immediately.

Aspects of the fund will be reviewed in an ongoing fashion - decisions on changes to the fund or this expense policy will be made by consensus in meetings open to all members of the community.
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Our team

Sherene

Admin

Donation from Newbridge project for the joint contribution to the Lockdown Gazette with Arthurs Hill mutual aid.

Elswick Mutua...

Admin

Cash donated at the last event

Mwenza

Admin

Elgan

Admin