Newham Solidarity Fund

Collective
Fiscal Host: Accountable

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

About


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...

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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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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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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Custom contribution

Donation

Make a custom one-time or recurring contribution.

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Top financial contributors

Individuals

1
Tracks

£1,485.65 GBP since Dec 2020

2
The Pretty Decent Beer Co + it's drinkers

£1,351.39 GBP since Mar 2021

3
K

£1,098 GBP since Sep 2021

4
Ursula Margaret Crosbie

£550 GBP since Oct 2020

5
Incognito

£500 GBP since Oct 2020

6
Thomas Hughes

£500 GBP since Nov 2020

7
Incognito

£500 GBP since Dec 2020

8
Anindita

£409 GBP since Dec 2020

9
Incognito

£400 GBP since Jan 2021

10
Robin White

£365 GBP since Aug 2020

11
Ann Basu

£360 GBP since Oct 2020

12
Incognito

£350 GBP since Jan 2021

13
Elliot Francis-Hewett

£264 GBP since Oct 2020

14
Steven Harrison

£250 GBP since Apr 2021

15
Janani Paramsothy

£240 GBP since Aug 2020

Organizations

1
Goose Green Solidarity Fund

£3,192.6 GBP since Dec 2020

2
Accountable Pitch Perfect

£300 GBP since Jul 2021

3
Nevana Wellbeing

£140 GBP since Jan 2021

4
Blithe Yoga

£100 GBP since Nov 2020

5
Andrew

£25 GBP since Oct 2020

Newham Solidarity Fund is all of us

Our contributors 156

Thank you for supporting Newham Solidarity Fund.

Robin White

Admin

£365 GBP

Elliot Franci...

Admin

£264 GBP

Janani Params...

Admin

£240 GBP

Phoenix Debola

Admin

£230 GBP

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

Jack Walker

Admin

£165 GBP

Hanno Brankamp

Admin

£120 GBP

Kirsty Graham

Admin

£110 GBP

Rebecca Woo

Admin

£108 GBP

Caro Brouard

Admin

£60 GBP

Richard Hughes

Admin

£50 GBP

Projects

Support the following initiatives from Newham Solidarity Fund.

Project

Improving access fund

Helping the fund to reach new neighbours

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Budget


Transparent and open finances.

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Today’s balance

£650.90 GBP

Total raised

£19,456.22 GBP

Total disbursed

£18,805.32 GBP

Estimated annual budget

£23,460.72 GBP

Connect


Let’s get the ball rolling!

News from Newham Solidarity Fund

Updates on our activities and progress.

Can you help shape our new project with The Basic Income Conversation to raise money for the solidarity fund?

Dear neighbours, We are writing to you to let you know that we are currently working with The Basic Income Conversation. They are a campaigning organisation, hosted by Compass. Their aim is to encourage people and organisations to discuss t...
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Published on June 23, 2021 by Rebecca Woo

Join the Newham Solidarity Fund organising team!

Good afternoon, neighbour! Huge thank you to everyone for supporting the #NewhamNeighbours campaign. By telling your friends and neighbours about Newham Solidarity Fund, and sharing why you support the fund, our monthly recurring contributi...
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Published on May 21, 2021 by Kirsty Graham

Financial update: funds exhausted for May, waiting list now in operation

Dear Neighbours, Further to the update that was shared on 29 April, this message is to notify you that no further grants can be made from the fund this month unless we receive further donations. We currently receive around £1000 in regular...
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Published on May 6, 2021 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.

Stopped

Published on July 26, 2021 by Jacqueline Carroll

Hi is Newham solidarity fund stopped

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Can’t do registration

Published on March 17, 2021 by Faisal Ahmed Mazumdar

I was trying to do registration. But it’s not letting me do it.

Grant

Published on February 4, 2021 by Daniel okoro

I applied over a a month ago for a grant of up to £50 and I followed all the instructions I gave my details I gave my data my bank details my address and I never heard anything back is that how it normally goes

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