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Newham Solidarity Fund

Fiscal Host: Accountable

A solidarity fund for neighbours in Newham. Give what you can, take what you need

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Newham Solidarity Fund is a community-led project that helps neighbours to support each other. Built on the principles of mutual aid, solidarity and good will, the fund awards small grants of up to £50 per month to Newham residents.

Applicants can use the fund to pay utility bills, put food on the table, cover rent or buy anything else they need. We believe everyone is owed the dignity to make their own choices without oversight. You can learn more about our values and how the fund is operated by reading our constitution.

You can contribute to the fund or make a claim from this page. Scroll down for information about how to become a contributor, or click 'submit expense' above and follow the instructions to claim from the fund:

- Claiming from the fund using a computer (text instructions)
- Claiming from the fund using a computer (video instructions)
- Claiming from the fund using a phone (text instructions)

The  fund's budget and all transactions are displayed on this page. Except for card/paypal processing fees, all financial contributions go directly to applicants. Our fiscal host, The Social Change Agency, pays out money three times a week.

This page is open for anyone to donate and so we may receive donations from businesses, but those donations do not necessarily represent our support for those businesses and we are independent from them. We may respond to business donations with ad-hoc announcements to contextualize those donations. Stickers or posters can be made available to local businesses who support Newham Solidarity Fund, so please contact us if you would like these materials. 

If you are in receipt of benefits, we recommend checking published guidance and/or seeking advice to find out if any income received via the fund will have an impact on your entitlement. For the purpose of Universal Credit, a payment from the fund does not count as 'unearned income'. 

Newham Solidarity Fund's aim is to show solidarity, not charity, to any neighbours who need help. We hope Newham residents will give what you can, and take what you need. 

Our team

Phoenix Debola

Admin
Please give what you can. When we help a member...

Jess

Admin

KaraUma

Admin

Amar C

Admin

Holly

Admin

Nisha

Admin

Contribute


Become a financial contributor.

Financial Contributions

Recurring contribution
Backer

By contributing £5 a month to the fund, you are helping to support a neighbour to meet their needs

Starts at£5 GBP / month

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+ 12
Recurring contribution
Backer

By contributing £10 a month to the fund, you are helping to support a neighbour to meet their needs

Starts at£10 GBP / month

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+ 45
Recurring contribution
Sponsor

By contributing £50 a month to the fund, you are supporting a neighbour to meet their needs

Starts at£50 GBP / month

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+ 5
Custom contribution
Donation
Make a custom one-time or recurring contribution.

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+ 167

Top financial contributors

Individuals

1
Compass

£3,590 GBP since Dec 2021

2
K

£3,274 GBP since Sep 2021

3
Tracks

£1,930.77 GBP since Dec 2020

4
The Pretty Decent Beer Co + it's drinkers

£1,701.39 GBP since Mar 2021

5
Jack Walker

£1,161.5 GBP since Aug 2020

6
Thomas Hughes

£1,100 GBP since Nov 2020

7
Ursula Margaret Crosbie

£1,000 GBP since Oct 2020

8
Incognito

£950 GBP since Jan 2021

9
Elliot Francis-Hewett

£846 GBP since Oct 2020

10
Ann Basu

£720 GBP since Oct 2020

Organizations

1
Goose Green Solidarity Fund

£3,192.6 GBP since Dec 2020

2
Accountable Pitch Perfect

£300 GBP since Jul 2021

3
Blithe Yoga

£220 GBP since Nov 2020

4
Nevana Wellbeing

£220 GBP since Jan 2021

5
Andrew

£25 GBP since Oct 2020

6
Accountable

£10 GBP since Aug 2020

Newham Solidarity Fund is all of us

Our contributors 187

Thank you for supporting Newham Solidarity Fund.

Jack Walker

Admin

£1,162 GBP

Elliot Franci...

Admin

£846 GBP

Robin White

Admin

£545 GBP

Janani Params...

Admin

£480 GBP

Phoenix Debola

Admin

£350 GBP

Please give what you can. When we help a member...

Rebecca Woo

Admin

£270 GBP

Hanno Brankamp

Admin

£240 GBP

Kirsty Graham

Admin

£220 GBP

Richard Hughes

Admin

£170 GBP

Tom Newby

Admin

£143 GBP

Jess

Admin

£100 GBP

KaraUma

Admin

£85 GBP

Projects

Support the following initiatives from Newham Solidarity Fund.

Project
Growing and sustaining Newham Solidarity Fund

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Project
Helping the fund to reach new neighbours

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Budget


Transparent and open finances.

by Sara wilson

-£50.00 GBP
Pending
Receipt #98678

by Robin White

-£250.00 GBP
Pending
Receipt #98670

Debit from Newham Solidarity Fund to RONALD GOODEY

-£50.00GBP
Paid
Grant #92423
£
Today’s balance

£77.88 GBP

Total raised

£37,820.25 GBP

Total disbursed

£37,742.37 GBP

Estimated annual budget

£20,095.37 GBP

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Let’s get the ball rolling!

News from Newham Solidarity Fund

Updates on our activities and progress.

Reminder - NSF Summer Picnic on 24 July from 1-3pm

Dear community, We hope you have all been staying safe in the heat. A reminder that we will be celebrating our second birthday (nearly) on Sunday 24th July in East Ham Central Park with a ...
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Published on July 21, 2022 by Janani Paramsothy

Events Update: Summer of Solidarity (Forest Gate festival and our NSF picnic)

Dear Neighbours, We're excited to announce two upcoming events for your diaries, taking place over what some are already calling the 2022 'Summer of Solidarity'. We've been organising unconditional community solidarity for close to 2 years...
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Published on June 25, 2022 by Newham Solidarity Fund

Take any meter readings by this evening!

* Meter Reading day Thursday 31st March 2022.* Hi everyone Just in case you haven't already heard, it's a good idea to take gas and electricity meter readings on March 31st. Regardless of what type of meter you have, smart or otherwise. - N...
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Published on March 31, 2022 by Newham Solidarity Fund

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.

Hi please call me on 07946540970

Published on August 12, 2022 by Shareen Akhtar

Hi

 1
New address

Published on May 5, 2022 by Andrew

If I have a new address would that be deemed as a new expense from a new household. Or would I still have to wait till 22nd cause I've applied more than 4 times

Not letting me submit expense

Published on March 31, 2022 by Charley potts

Won’t let me submit an expense