The Social Change Nest
If you live in SE22 and are experiencing genuine financial hardship as a result of COVID-19, you're a part of our local community and we want to help. You can apply for money to pay for essentials such as grocery shopping, electricity, heating and internet bills, prescription costs. We are non-judgmental and trust you to know what you need. Requests for money will be answered on the basis of first-come, first-served, apart from in exceptional circumstances.
You can apply for up to £50 per application. If your application is approved, you will not be able to apply again until the following month, to ensure that we can approve expenses for as many people as possible.
You must upload proof of address, confirming that you live within SE22. Please upload this in the section entitled 'receipts' when you're applying to the fund.
If you are applying for yourself, YOU DO NOT HAVE TO PROVIDE A RECEIPT – JUST UPLOAD YOUR PROOF OF ADDRESS.
However, if you are applying as a volunteer, e.g. to buy groceries for someone else, we ask that you provide proof of your own address and a receipt.
Please include an email address or phone number in your application so we can let you know when your request has been approved and/or contact you if there are any problems. Usernames are public, so you may want to use your initials rather than your full name. Please put sensitive information, such as full name or address, in the 'private instructions' section of the application, rather than the description.
If you would like a large format version of this information, or to have it read aloud, email us at [email protected]
Note for expenses form: we will review this after the first month, with the aim of increasing the amount of money we can give out to individuals repeatedly.
Note for requested funds: once your expense has been approved, you should receive the money within three working days, maximum. Let us know if you haven't got the money by this time.
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.
Collective balance£28.89 GBP
The Social Change Nest