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Newham Solidarity Fund

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

Uma

Admin

Amar C

Admin

Holly

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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+ 16
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

Latest activity by


+ 48
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

Latest activity by


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

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+ 190

Top financial contributors

Individuals

1
K

£4,156 GBP since Sep 2021

2
Compass

£3,590 GBP since Dec 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
Thomas Hughes

£1,550 GBP since Nov 2020

6
Jack Walker

£1,403.26 GBP since Aug 2020

7
Elliot Francis-Hewett

£1,282.5 GBP since Oct 2020

8
Ursula Margaret Crosbie

£1,000 GBP since Oct 2020

9
Guest

£1,000 GBP since Jan 2023

10
Ann Basu

£990 GBP since Oct 2020

11
Incognito

£950 GBP since Jan 2021

12
Michael Taylor

£950 GBP since Oct 2021

13
Barbara White

£900 GBP since Apr 2021

14
Janani Paramsothy

£660 GBP since Aug 2020

15
Alicia Francis

£620 GBP since Oct 2020

Organizations

1
Goose Green Solidarity Fund

£3,192.6 GBP since Dec 2020

2
Blithe Yoga

£310 GBP since Nov 2020

3
Accountable Pitch Perfect

£300 GBP since Jul 2021

4
Nevana Wellbeing

£220 GBP since Jan 2021

5
Andrew

£25 GBP since Oct 2020

Newham Solidarity Fund is all of us

Our contributors 206

Thank you for supporting Newham Solidarity Fund.

Jack Walker

Admin

£1,403 GBP

Janani Params...

Admin

£660 GBP

Robin White

Admin

£545 GBP

Phoenix Debola

Admin

£450 GBP

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

Tom Newby

Admin

£403 GBP

Rebecca Woo

Admin

£375 GBP

Richard Hughes

Admin

£260 GBP

Jess

Admin

£200 GBP

Uma

Admin

£130 GBP

Amar C

Admin

£110 GBP

Holly

Admin

£70 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.

-£50.00 GBP
Pending
Grant #142415
-£50.00 GBP
Pending
Invoice #142323

from Luigi to Newham Solidarity Fund

-£50.00 GBP
Pending
Grant #142204
£
Today’s balance

£545.88 GBP

Total raised

£46,338.25 GBP

Total disbursed

£45,792.37 GBP

Estimated annual budget

£13,056.31 GBP

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Let’s get the ball rolling!

News from Newham Solidarity Fund

Updates on our activities and progress.

Want to have your say on what a basic income pilot in London should look like?

Hi neighbours, We’re getting in touch to share details about an event being run by our universal basic income project partners - the Basic Income Conversation. The evening (on 6 April 2023) will provide an opportunity to learn more about a...
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Published on March 24, 2023 by Rebecca Woo

We’ve hit £40,000 raised and redistributed!

Dear neighbours, Happy new year! We're excited to announce that as of this month we have hit a huge milestone of raising and redistributing £40,000 since we opened the Newham Solidarity Fund in October 2020! We couldn't have done this witho...
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Published on January 19, 2023 by Rebecca Woo

Holiday break 2022

Dear neighbours, The Newham Solidarity Fund administrators and our accounting service are now taking a break over the holiday period. This means the normal schedule of payments will pause next week. There will be no payment...
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Published on December 24, 2022 by Rebecca Woo

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 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

Fund

Published on November 23, 2021 by Julius odiase

Hi my fund was approved on Friday and I email on Monday and they said that they have re submitted. And I still haven’t been paid the fund. Can I have an up date please