Open Collective
Open Collective

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Collective balance
£419.28 GBP

Fiscal Host

Expense policies


In order to distribute resources more equitably in our community, Grove Mutual Aid does not ask people to cover the cost of their shopping or errands. Instead, we ask those that are able to make a donation, and we pay for everyone’s needs through the funds we raise in this manner. Flyers and online materials will include a means to donate. For those who cannot donate online but wish to make a financial contribution, an administrator will arrange to donate on their behalf and collect the cash.

Expenses Policy

We will reimburse expenses for shopping or prescriptions for local residents, printing, and phone credit for the central phone. To make a claim, you need to upload a photograph of a receipt to this platform and send a screenshot of the shopping request to one of the finance administrators.

One of the three rotating administrators will approve the expense claim. If the expense is over £30, two administrators will need to approve the expense claim.


We will accept donations to our Open Collective account and pay expenses from these donations.

We will review the balance every 2 weeks and once donations exceed £400, we will split the extra funds (anything over £300) between Housing Action Southwark and Lambeth (HASL) and the Pecan Foodbank. If at some point the Grove Mutual Aid group disbands, any remaining funds will also be split between HASL and Pecan Foodbank.


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.

Collective balance

£419.28 GBP

Fiscal Host: