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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

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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+ 15
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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+ 52
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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+ 6
Custom contribution
Donation
Make a custom one-time or recurring contribution.

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+ 183

Top financial contributors

Individuals

1
K

£5,234 GBP since Sep 2021

2
Compass

£3,590 GBP since Dec 2021

3
Thomas Hughes

£2,100 GBP since Nov 2020

4
Tracks

£1,930.77 GBP since Dec 2020

5
Elliot Francis-Hewett

£1,816 GBP since Oct 2020

6
The Pretty Decent Beer Co + it's drinkers

£1,701.39 GBP since Mar 2021

7
Jack Walker

£1,403.26 GBP since Aug 2020

8
Barbara White

£1,340 GBP since Apr 2021

9
Ann Basu

£1,320 GBP since Oct 2020

10
Ursula Margaret Crosbie

£1,000 GBP since Oct 2020

11
Guest

£1,000 GBP since Jan 2023

12
Incognito

£1,000 GBP since Nov 2023

13
Incognito

£950 GBP since Jan 2021

14
Michael Taylor

£950 GBP since Oct 2021

15
Janani Paramsothy

£880 GBP since Aug 2020

Organizations

1
Goose Green Solidarity Fund

£3,192.6 GBP since Dec 2020

2
Blithe Yoga

£420 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 189

Thank you for supporting Newham Solidarity Fund.

Jack Walker

Admin

£1,403 GBP

Janani Params...

Admin

£880 GBP

Tom Newby

Admin

£803 GBP

Robin White

Admin

£705 GBP

Rebecca

Admin

£490 GBP

Jess

Admin

£200 GBP

Uma

Admin

£185 GBP

Holly

Admin

£70 GBP

Janelle

Admin

K

Sponsor

£5,234 GBP

Compass

£3,590 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.

-£50.00GBP
Paid
Grant #202198

Shopping

from Lucy to Newham Solidarity Fund
-£50.00 GBP
Pending
Invoice #202824
£
Today’s balance

£663.81 GBP

Total raised

£54,691.18 GBP

Total disbursed

£54,027.37 GBP

Estimated annual budget

£10,509.75 GBP

Connect


Let’s get the ball rolling!

News from Newham Solidarity Fund

Updates on our activities and progress.

Holiday update 2023

Dear neighbours, The Newham Solidarity Fund administrators and our accounting service will be taking a break over the holiday period. This means the normal schedule of payments will change for the next two weeks. Please not...
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Published on December 19, 2023 by Newham Solidarity Fund

The Newham Solidarity Fund is turning 3!

Dear neighbours, This month marks 3 years since we first started this project together. So much has happened in that time. We have raised - and redistributed - almost £50,000. That's 1,000 £50 grants to nei...
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Published on October 23, 2023 by Newham Solidarity Fund

Improvements to our system for allocating grants

Dear Neighbours, We hope this update finds you well. We are changing the way we allocate grants to people who have received from the fund four or more times, to make the system fairer....
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Published on September 27, 2023 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.

August

Published on September 1, 2023 by Souldance

Hi, couldnt find another way to message. Just wondered what has happened with my august application. As far as i can tell there was myself and one other pending that there were funds for as of 31st august but states pending and others pd on...

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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